Kathryn Weedman Arthur

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The Lives of Stone Tools

Crafting the Status, Skill, and Identity of Flintknappers

The University of Arizona Press

The Lives of Stone Tools gives voice to the Indigenous Gamo lithic practitioners of southern Ethiopia. Kathryn Weedman Arthur shows their perspective that stone tools are living beings with a life course. In so doing, Arthur subverts long-held Western perspectives on gender, skill, and lifeless status of inorganic matter.

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