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Cutting edge technology: understanding Palaeolithic stone tool design and use from a modern mechanical engineering perspective

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 843760

Status

Grant agreement signed

  • Start date

    1 September 2020

  • End date

    31 August 2023

Funded under:

H2020-EU.1.3.2.

  • Overall budget:

    € 253 052,16

  • EU contribution

    € 253 052,16

Coordinated by:

UNIVERSITEIT LEIDEN

Netherlands

Project description

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Modern engineering helps understand Paleolithic tools

Stone tools have played a key role in the survival of the human species for millions of years. Their ability to cut, pierce and scrape materials opened new ecological niches, facilitating the exploitation of novel resources and human survival in hostile environments. The EU-funded EDGE programme will integrate advanced engineering analytical techniques, principles and design theory with large-scale archaeological experiments to investigate how the morphology, microgeometry, and raw material choice of stone cutting tools influenced their performance and fracture mechanics. This groundbreaking integration process will provide a fundamental shift in how ongoing archaeological experiments are performed.

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Coordinator

UNIVERSITEIT LEIDEN

Address

Rapenburg 70
2311 Ez Leiden

Netherlands

Activity type

Higher or Secondary Education Establishments

EU Contribution

€ 253 052,16

Partners (1)

KENT STATE UNIVERSITY

United States

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 843760

Status

Grant agreement signed

  • Start date

    1 September 2020

  • End date

    31 August 2023

Funded under:

H2020-EU.1.3.2.

  • Overall budget:

    € 253 052,16

  • EU contribution

    € 253 052,16

Coordinated by:

UNIVERSITEIT LEIDEN

Netherlands