Clovis Blade Technology: A Comparative Study of the Keven Davis Cache, Texas [NOOK Book]

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Around 11,000 years ago, a Palcoindian culture known to us as "Clovis" occupied much of North America. This book offers the first comprehensive study of a little-known aspect of Clovis culture - stone blade technology. Michael Collins introduces the topic with a close look at the nature of blades and the techniques of their manufacture, followed by a discussion of the full spectrum of Clovis lithic technology and how blade production relates to the production of other stone tools. The second part of the book ...
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Clovis Blade Technology: A Comparative Study of the Keven Davis Cache, Texas

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Overview

Around 11,000 years ago, a Palcoindian culture known to us as "Clovis" occupied much of North America. This book offers the first comprehensive study of a little-known aspect of Clovis culture - stone blade technology. Michael Collins introduces the topic with a close look at the nature of blades and the techniques of their manufacture, followed by a discussion of the full spectrum of Clovis lithic technology and how blade production relates to the production of other stone tools. The second part of the book provides a full report of the discovery and examination of fourteen blades found in 1988 in the Keven Davis Cache in Navarro County; Texas. This book will be important reading for both specialists and amateurs who are piecing together the puzzle of the peopling of the Americas.
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Editorial Reviews

Illinois Archaeology
In this book, Michael Collins . . . demonstrates why he is considered one of the leading researchers in the field of lithic analysis. The work offers a masterful review and synthesis of Clovis blade technology with lucid prose and lavish illustrations. . . . I recommend this book for all professional and avocational archaeologists interested in Paleoindian occupations of the New World.
SAS Bulletin
This book makes an important contribution to a newly revived debate on the significance of the Clovis phenomenon and the timing and migration routes of the peopling of the New World more generally.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780292789746
  • Publisher: University of Texas Press
  • Publication date: 7/22/2010
  • Series: Texas Archaeology and Ethnohistory Series
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 1,309,474
  • File size: 18 MB
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Meet the Author

Michael B. Collins is a research associate at the Texas Archeological Research Laboratory at the University of Texas at Austin.
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Table of Contents

List of Figures and Tables
Preface
Pt. 1 Blade Technology and Its Place in North American Prehistory 1
1 Introduction 3
2 Blades and Blade Technology 6
3 A Review of Clovis Lithic Technology 35
Pt. 2 The Keven Davis Site, a Clovis Blade Cache 73
4 The Keven Davis Cache Site and Its Setting 75
5 Field and Laboratory Investigations 81
6 The Collection 93
7 Microscopic Attributes of the Keven Davis Blades 126
Pt. 3 Comparisons and Considerations of Caching Behavior 145
8 Comparisons 147
9 Caching Behavior 173
10 Clovis Lithic Technology and Caching Behavior: Clues to Subsistence Strategies and Behavior 178
Postscript 185
Glossary 191
References Cited 197
Index 219
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