With the long-awaited publication of these three volumes we have the first thorough documentation of one of the most important prehistoric sites in the Mediterranean, that of Franchthi Cave in the Argolid Peninsula of Greece." —American Anthropologist
... an exceptional contribution to the hitherto very inadequate knowledge of this period in Greece." —Antiquity
... the archaeological and paleoenvironmental data from Franchthi Cave are unique in providing a site-specific record of the cultural responses to great environmental changes." —Quarterly Research
Perlès's study is impressive in the systematic application of a well-thought-out methodology." —`w`
This study of the thousands of chipped/flaked stone tools found in the excavations at Franchthi Cave is the first of its kind in Greek archaeology, if not in the whole of southeastern European prehistory.This is the second of three comprehensive reports on the flaked stone industries from the site, focusing on the Mesolithic.
Catherine Perlès is Emeritus Professor at the University of Nanterre and holds an honorary degree from Indiana University. She is author of several books, including The Early Neolithic in Greece and Ornaments and Other Ambiguous Artifacts from Franchthi: Volume 1, The Palaeolithic and the Mesolithic (IUP, 2018)
Les phases lithiques du Mésolithique
Le Mésolithique inférieur
Le Mésolithique supérieur
Le Mésolithique final
Le Néolithique initial
Changements culturels ou réponses fonctionnelles?
Use-wear analysis of Mesolithic chipped-stone artifacts
Aegean obsidian and Franchthi Cave