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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 ...
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, ...
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 ...