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INTRODUCTION: Hutson, J. M., García-Moreno, A., Noack, E., Turner, E., Villaluenga, A., Gaudzinski-Windheuser, S. The origins of bone tool technologies. An introduction.

KEYNOTE PAPER: Davidson, I. Touching language origins again: how worked bone shaped our understanding.

Mozota Holgueras, M. Experimental programmes with retouchers: where do we stand and where do we go now?

Rosell, J., Blasco, R., Martín-Lerma, I., Gopher, A., Barkai, R. When discarded bones became important: new bone retouchers from the lower sequence of Qesem Cave, Israel.

Hutson, J.M., Villaluenga, A., García-Moreno, A., Turner, E., Gaudzinski-Windheuser, S. On the use of soft hammers at Schöningen 13II-4.

Daujeard, C., Valensi, P., Fiore, I., Moigne, A.-M., Tagliacozzo, A., Moncel, M.-H., Santagata, C., Raynal, J.-P. A reappraisal of Lower to Middle Paleolithic bone retouchers from southeastern France (MIS11 to 3).

Sévêque, N., Auguste, P. From West to East: Lower and Middle Palaeolithic bone retouchers in Northern France.

Costamagno, S.,  Bourguignon L.,  Soulier M.-C., Beauval C., Meignen L., Rendu W.,  Maureille B. Bone retouchers and site function in the Quina Mousterian: the case of Les Pradelles (Marillac-le-Franc, France).

Abrams, G. Palaeolithic bone retouchers from Belgium: a preliminary overview of the recent research through historic and modern bone collections.

Neruda, P., Lázničková-Galetová, M. Retouchers from the mammoth tusk in Middle Palaeolithic. Case study from Kůlna Cave layer 7a1 (Czech Republic).

Thun Hohenstein, U., Bertolini, M., Channarayapatna, S., Modolo, M., Peretto, C. Bone retouchers from some Italian Middle Palaeolithic sites (Riparo Tagliente, Grotta della Ghiacciaia, Grotta Reali).

Toniato, G., Münzel S.C., Starkovich, B.M., Conard, N.J. Middle to Upper Palaeolithic bone retouchers from the Swabian Jura: raw materials, curation and duration of use.

Jéquier, C., Peresani, M., Livraghi, A., Romandini, M. Same but different: 20,000 years of bone retouchers from Northern Italy. A multi-cultural approach from Neanderthals to Anatomically Modern Humans.

Yeshurun, R., Tejero, J.-M., Barzilai, O., Hershkovitz, I., Marder, O. Upper Palaeolithic Bone retouchers from Manot Cave (Israel): A preliminary analysis of a (yet) rare phenomenon in the Levant.

Vitezović, S. Retouching tools from the post-Palaeolithic period in Southeast Europe.

CONCLUSION: Hutson, J. M., García-Moreno, A., Noack, E., Turner, E., Villaluenga, A., Gaudzinski-Windheuser, S. The origins of bone tool technologies: conclusions and future directions.