Reference collection devoted to use-wear analysis
We have always used experimentation to analyse use-wear on prehistoric tools, becoming this methodological perspective core to our research. Based on prior experiences made by different researchers, we have managed to integrate all those pieces into a common collection. Nowadays, they form a unique and diverse reference collection for the training of specialists on use-wear and residue analyses including: about 1,000 experimental tools on flint from different geological origins, mainly from the Iberian Peninsula; around 350 items on quartz, quartzite, sandstone, limestone and other rocks; finally, about 200 tools made on shell, bone and other animal hard tissues were also used as experimental tools.