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Thoughts on Stone Tool Shape and Inferred Function
(Journal of Middle Atlantic Archaeology, 1997)
Inferences of site function from stone tool function based upon tool typologies are very common in the contemporary archaeological literature. A brief review of some ethnographic and archaeological studies confirms the ...
Alaskan Blade Cores as Specialized Components of Mobile Toolkits: Assessing Design Parameters and Toolkit Organization through Debitage Analysis
(University of Utah Press, 2001)
Bifaces, used as specialized tools and as cores, were a primary component of the mobile toolkits employed by prehistoric hunter-gatherer groups in North America. In some toolkits, however, particularly those in the American ...
Raising the Bar:?Lithic Analysis and Archaeological Research in the Southeast
(University of Alabama Press, 2012)
The goal of this collection of essays is to stimulate researchers in the South east to recognize stone tools and debitage as important research data that can be used in parallel with more popular archaeological materials. ...
Unpacking Production, Resharpening and Hammer Type
(Cambridge University Press, 2008)
Measuring retouch amounts on stone tools has been helpful for understanding human organizational strategies. Multiple retouch indices geared toward assessing retouch amounts on flake tools and unifaces have been developed, ...
Experimental and Archaeological Verification of an Index of Retouch for Hafted Bifaces
(American Antiquity, 2006)
The relative amount of retouch on stone tools is central to many archaeological studies linking stone tool assemblages to broader issues of human social and economic land-use strategies. Unfortunately, most retouch measures ...
Raw Material Availability and the Organization of Technology
(American Antiquity, 1994)
Ethnographic examples of stone-tool makers in Australia and archaeological examples from three different areas in the western United States indicate that the availability of lithic raw materials is an important variable ...