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Lithic Analysis

Lithic Analysis

  • Author: George H. Odell
  • Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
  • ISBN: 1441990097
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 262
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This practical volume does not intend to replace a mentor, but acts as a readily accessible guide to the basic tools of lithic analysis. The book was awarded the 2005 SAA Award for Excellence in Archaeological Analysis. Some focuses of the manual include: history of stone tool research; procurement, manufacture and function; assemblage variability. It is an incomparable source for academic archaeologists, cultural resource and heritage management archaeologists, government heritage agencies, and upper-level undergraduate and graduate students of archaeology focused on the prehistoric period.

Archaeological Concepts, Techniques, and Terminology for American Prehistoric Lithic Technology

Archaeological Concepts, Techniques, and Terminology for American Prehistoric Lithic Technology

  • Author: Wm Jack Hranicky
  • Publisher: AuthorHouse
  • ISBN: 1481751743
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 586
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Archaeological Concepts, Techniques, and Terminology for American Prehistory Lithic Technology by Wm Jack Hranicky is a 600-page comprehensive publication that encompasses the study of American prehistoric stone tools and implements. It is a look-up volume for studying the material culture of prehistoric people and using its concepts and methods for researching this aspect of archaeology. There are over 3000 entries which are defined and illustrated. It also has an extensive set of references and an overview for the study of stone tools.

Trekking the Shore

Trekking the Shore

Changing Coastlines and the Antiquity of Coastal Settlement

  • Author: Nuno F. Bicho,Jonathan A. Haws,Loren G. Davis
  • Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
  • ISBN: 9781441982193
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 498
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Human settlement has often centered around coastal areas and waterways. Until recently, however, archaeologists believed that marine economies did not develop until the end of the Pleistocene, when the archaeological record begins to have evidence of marine life as part of the human diet. This has long been interpreted as a postglacial adaptation, due to the rise in sea level and subsequent decrease in terrestrial resources. Coastal resources, particularly mollusks, were viewed as fallback resources, which people resorted to only when terrestrial resources were scarce, included only as part of a more complex diet. Recent research has significantly altered this understanding, known as the Broad Spectrum Revolution (BSR) model. The contributions to this volume revise the BSR model, with evidence that coastal resources were an important part of human economies and subsistence much earlier than previously thought, and even the main focus of diets for some Pleistocene and early Holocene hunter-gatherer societies. With evidence from North and South America, Europe, Africa, Asia, and Australia, this volume comprehensively lends a new understanding to coastal settlement from the Middle Paleolithic to the Middle Holocene.

Fitting Rocks

Fitting Rocks

Lithic Refitting Examined

  • Author: Utsav Schurmans,Marc De Bie
  • Publisher: British Archaeological Reports Limited
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 118
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Lithic refitting has been around for well over a century now. While the mechanics of conjoining artifacts have remained unchanged, despite some recent attempts to automate at least part of the process, the questions that have been addressed with refitting data changed dramatically over time and probably will continue to do so in the future. This volume reflects both well-established uses of refitting as well as some novel approaches.

Use-Wear and Residue Analysis in Archaeology

Use-Wear and Residue Analysis in Archaeology

  • Author: João Manuel Marreiros,Juan F. Gibaja Bao,Nuno Ferreira Bicho
  • Publisher: Springer
  • ISBN: 3319082574
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 223
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This book is designed to act as a readily accessible guide to different methods and techniques of use-wear and residue analysis and therefore includes a wide range of different and complementary essential topics: experimental tests, observation and record methods and techniques and the interpretation of a diversity of tool types and worked raw materials. The onset of use-wear studies was marked by the development of theory, method and techniques in order to infer prehistoric tools functionality and, therefore, understand human technological, social and cultural behavior. The last decade of functional studies, use-wear and residue analysis have been aimed at the observation, recording and interpretation of different activities and worked materials found on archaeological tools made on different types of organic and non-organic materials. This international group of contributions will be fundamental for all researchers and students of the discipline.

The Missouri Archaeologist

The Missouri Archaeologist

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Indians of North America
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Archaeology in Practice

Archaeology in Practice

A Student Guide to Archaeological Analyses

  • Author: Jane Balme,Alistair Paterson
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
  • ISBN: 1405148861
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 464
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Archaeology in Practice: A Student Guide to ArchaeologicalAnalyses offers students in archaeology laboratory courses adetailed and invaluable how-to manual of archaeological methods andprovides insight into the breadth of modern archaeology. Written by specialists of material analyses, whose expertiserepresents a broad geographic range Includes numerous examples of applications of archaeologicaltechniques Organized by material types, such as animal bones, ceramics,stone artifacts, and documentary sources, or by themes, such asdating, ethics, and report writing Written accessibly and amply referenced to provide readers witha guide to further resources on techniques and theirapplications Enlivened by a range of boxed case studies throughout the maintext

Readings in Archaeological Method and Technique

Readings in Archaeological Method and Technique

  • Author: Robert Kautz
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Archaeology
  • Page: 98
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American Book Publishing Record

American Book Publishing Record

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  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: American literature
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Mesoamerican Lithic Technology

Mesoamerican Lithic Technology

Experimentation and Interpretation

  • Author: Kenn Hirth
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9780874807653
  • Category: History
  • Page: 350
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Any overview of prehispanic society in the Americas would identify its obsidian core-blade production as a unique and highly inventive technology. Normally termed prismatic blades, these long, parallel-sided flakes are among the sharpest cutting tools ever produced by humans. Their standardized form permitted interchangeable use, and such blades became the cutting tool of choice throughout Mesoamerica between 600-800 B.C. Because considerable production skill is required, increased demand may have stimulated the appearance of craft specialists who played an integral role in Mesoamerican society. Some investigators have argued that control over obsidian also had a significant effect on the development and organization of chiefdom and state-level societies. While researchers have long recognized the potential of obsidian studies, recent work has focused primarily on compositional analysis to reconstruct trade and distribution networks. Study of blade production has received much less attention, and many aspects of this highly evolved craft are still lost. This volume seeks to identify current research questions in Mesoamerican lithic technology and to demonstrate that replication studies coupled with experimental research design are valuable analytical approaches to such questions.