VARIABILITY IN THE MANUFACTURING
OF TRIANGULAR GEOMETRIC MICROLITHS
DURING THE EARLY MESOLITHIC:
Toward a Simplification of Barb Manufacturing?
A Comparative Techno-functional Analysis of Microlithic Assemblages
from Saint-Lizier at Creysse (24) and La Grande Rivoire at Sassenage (38)
The aim of this short article is to present the heuristic potential of a detailed analysis of microliths. The analysis of the manufacturing methods and of the use-wear traces of microliths from two Early Mesolithic assemblages show a certain variability which can be interpreted as a simplification of operating procedures.