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Recent archaeological discoveries in the Southeast Asian mainland and archipelago offer new perspectives for understanding the variability, innovation, persistence, continuity and discontinuity of lithic remains through time and space from the Palaeolithic to Neolithic. The focus of this session is a review of the originality and the distribution of lithic stone tools in Southeast Asia during prehistory.
The session welcomes presentations on specific case studies of stone industry phases but also syntheses about aspects and determinants of lithic assemblage variation in larger areas.