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Lithics Macroscopic Approaches to Analysis

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ISBN-10: 0521849764

ISBN-13: 9780521849760

Edition: 2nd 2005 (Revised)

Authors: William Andrefsky, Graeme Barker, Elizabeth Slater, Peter Bogucki

List price: $144.00
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This book offers a manual on stone artifact analysis, with detailed examples of how to measure, record and analyze stone tools and stone tool production debris. It is designed for students and professional archaeologists.
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Book details

List price: $144.00
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 12/8/2005
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 326
Size: 6.75" wide x 9.50" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.738
Language: English

List of figures
List of tables
Preface to second edition
A brief introduction to lithic analysis
The organization of the book
Early historical development
A perspective on microwear
The truth about replication
Basics of stone tool production
Basic terminology
Fracture mechanics
Stone tool morphological dynamics
Lithic raw materials
A brief review of geochemical techniques
Rock genesis
Igneous rocks
Sedimentary rocks
Metamorphic rocks
Getting started in lithic analysis: identification and classification
Attributes and attribute states
Types and typologies
A basic chipped stone typology
Flake debitage attributes
Debitage condition and termination
Debitage striking platforms
Debitage size
Debitage dorsal cortex
Debitage curvature
Approaches to debitage analysis
Typological analysis of debitage
Aggregate analysis of debitage
Dissecting debitage assemblages
Approaches to stone tool analysis
Core analysis
Flake tool analysis
Biface analysis
Tool function
Artifact diversity and site function
Artifact types and function
Site function models
Lithic analysis and prehistoric sedentism
Sedentism and archaeology
Sedentism in North America
Occupation duration and the Mousterian of west-central Italy
Raw-material qualities and relative sedentism