Lithics: Macroscopic Approaches to Analysis / Edition 2

Lithics: Macroscopic Approaches to Analysis / Edition 2

by William Andrefsky, Jr
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0521615003

ISBN-13: 9780521615006

Pub. Date: 12/08/2005

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

This fully updated and revised edition of William Andrefsky Jr's ground-breaking manual on lithic analysis is designed for students and professional archaeologists. It explains the fundamental principles of the measurement, recording and analysis of stone tools and stone tool production debris. Introducing the reader to lithic raw materials, classification,

Overview

This fully updated and revised edition of William Andrefsky Jr's ground-breaking manual on lithic analysis is designed for students and professional archaeologists. It explains the fundamental principles of the measurement, recording and analysis of stone tools and stone tool production debris. Introducing the reader to lithic raw materials, classification, terminology and key concepts, the volume comprehensively explores methods and techniques, presenting detailed case studies of lithic analysis from around the world. It also examines new emerging techniques and includes a new section on stone tool functional studies.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521615006
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
12/08/2005
Series:
Cambridge Manuals in Archaeology Series
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
322
Product dimensions:
6.85(w) x 9.72(h) x 0.79(d)

Table of Contents

1. A brief introduction to lithic analysis; 2. Basics of stone tool production; 3. Lithic raw materials; 4. Getting started in lithic analysis: identification and classification; 5. Flake debitage attributes; 6. Approaches to debitage analysis; 7. Approaches to stone tool analysis; 8. Artifact diversity and site function; 9. Lithic analysis and prehistoric sedentism; 10. Concluding remarks.

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