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  • Experimental and Archaeological Verification of an Index of Retouch for Hafted Bifaces 

    Andrefsky, William, Jr. (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 ...
  • Materials and Contexts for a Culture History of the Columbia Plateau 

    Andrefsky, William, Jr. (University of Utah Press, 2004)
    This chapter is an overview of the prehistoric occupation of the southern part of the Plateau cultural area (hereafter called the Columbia Plateau). It is important to remember that the Plateau in general and the Columbia ...
  • Raising the Bar:?Lithic Analysis and Archaeological Research in the Southeast 

    Andrefsky, William, Jr. (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. ...
  • Raw Material Availability and the Organization of Technology 

    Andrefsky, William, Jr. (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 ...
  • Thoughts on Stone Tool Shape and Inferred Function 

    Andrefsky, William, Jr. (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 ...
  • Unpacking Production, Resharpening and Hammer Type 

    Andrefsky, William, Jr. (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, ...