Research Journal of Applied Sciences

Year: 2016
Volume: 11
Issue: 2
Page No. 35 - 43

Preliminary Study of Grinding and Milling Tools of Prehistoric Site of Ifri Ouzabour (Eastern Rif, Morocco)

Authors : Fadoua Nekkal and Hassan Aouraghe

Abstract: Archaeological research conducted during the past two decades in the Eastern Rif region have allowed the discovery of several sites of prehistoric settlements whose occupations date back mainly to the different phases of the Holocene. The excavations carried out in some of them have yielded new data on the economy of the first agro-pastoral societies of Morocco and to identify their different cultural aspects. This study presents, the results of the preliminary study of milling and grinding tools discovered in the site of Ifri Ouzabour whose main occupation levels date back to the Early and Late Neolithic. The site is marked by a considerable amount of this kind of objects in comparison with the surrounding sites. The set of available tools is taken into account and actual selection could be highlighted in the selection of materials and shapes according to the use of the objects.

How to cite this article:

Fadoua Nekkal and Hassan Aouraghe, 2016. Preliminary Study of Grinding and Milling Tools of Prehistoric Site of Ifri Ouzabour (Eastern Rif, Morocco). Research Journal of Applied Sciences, 11: 35-43.

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