Use-Wear and Residue Analysis in Archaeology

  • João Manuel Marreiros
  • Juan F. Gibaja Bao
  • Nuno Ferreira Bicho

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Nuno Bicho, João Marreiros, Juan F. Gibaja
    Pages 1-4
  3. João Marreiros, Niccollò Mazzucco, Juan F. Gibaja, Nuno Bicho
    Pages 5-26
  4. J. González-Urquijo, S. Beyries, J.J. Ibáñez
    Pages 27-40
  5. Juan F. Gibaja, Bernard Gassin
    Pages 41-58
  6. I. Clemente Conte, T. Lazuén Fernández, L. Astruc, A. C. Rodríguez Rodríguez
    Pages 59-81
  7. Laure Dubreuil, Daniel Savage, Selina Delgado-Raack, Hugues Plisson, Birgitta Stephenson, Ignacio de la Torre
    Pages 105-158
  8. Carmen Gutiérrez Sáez, Ignacio Martín Lerma
    Pages 171-188
  9. James M. Skibo
    Pages 189-198
  10. Back Matter
    Pages 221-223

About this book


This book is designed to act as a readily accessible guide to different methods and techniques of use-wear and residue analysis, and therefore includes a wide range of different and complementary essential topics: experimental tests, observation and record methods and techniques, and the interpretation of a diversity of tool types and worked raw materials. The onset of use-wear studies was marked by the development of theory, method and techniques in order to infer prehistoric tools functionality and, therefore, understand human technological, social and cultural behavior. The last decade of functional studies, use-wear and residue analysis have been aimed at the observation, recording and interpretation of different activities and worked materials found on archaeological tools made on different types of organic and non-organic materials. This international group of contributions will be fundamental for all researchers and students of the discipline.​


Advantages of functional analysis Archaeological method and theory Cultural reconstruction through use-wear analysis History of Traceology Modern quantitative methods in use-wear analysis Prehistoric tools and technology

Editors and affiliations

  • João Manuel Marreiros
    • 1
  • Juan F. Gibaja Bao
    • 2
  • Nuno Ferreira Bicho
    • 3
  1. 1.Universidade do AlgarveFaroPortugal
  2. 2.Institució Milà i FontanalsBarcelonaSpain
  3. 3.Universidade do AlgarveFaroPortugal

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