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date: 18 August 2019

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This article outlines the manner in which materials have come to be of concern to archaeologists, and explores some of the counter-modern approaches to materials that have developed since the 1970s. It examines the extent to which these approaches have impacted upon (and have been developed through) prehistoric hunter-gatherer studies and presents an overview of new and developing approaches to materials in hunter-gatherer studies. Case studies are drawn from the ethnographic literature as well as work on the Mesolithic in the UK and Europe.

Keywords: Mesolithic, materials, materiality, object biography, taskscape

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