Lithics: Macroscopic Approaches to Analysis / Edition 2

Lithics: Macroscopic Approaches to Analysis / Edition 2

by William Andrefsky, Jr, Jr. Andrefsky, Andrefsky Jr. William
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521849764

ISBN-13: 9780521849760

Pub. Date: 12/08/2005

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Cambridge Manuals in Archaeology is a series of reference handbooks designed for an international audience of upper-level undergraduate and graduate students, and professional archaeologists and archaeological scientists in universities, museums, research laboratories and field units. Each book includes a survey of current archaeological practice alongside essential…  See more details below

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Cambridge Manuals in Archaeology is a series of reference handbooks designed for an international audience of upper-level undergraduate and graduate students, and professional archaeologists and archaeological scientists in universities, museums, research laboratories and field units. Each book includes a survey of current archaeological practice alongside essential reference material on contemporary techniques and methodology.

Lithics, the practice of stone artifact analysis, has undergone many changes in recent years with the development of new techniques of analysis and the re-assessment of older techniques. This book is a fully updated and revised edition of William Andrefsky Jr.'s ground-breaking manual on lithic analysis. Designed for students and professional archaeologists, this highly illustrated book 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, it comprehensively explores methods and techniques, presenting detailed case studies of lithic analysis from around the world. It examines new emerging techniques, such as the advances being made in lithic debitage analysis and lithic tool analysis, and includes a new section on stone tool functional studies. An extensive and expanded glossary makes this book an invaluable reference for archaeologists at all levels.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521849760
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
12/08/2005
Series:
Cambridge Manuals in Archaeology Series
Edition description:
Revised
Pages:
326
Product dimensions:
6.85(w) x 9.72(h) x 0.94(d)

Table of Contents

List of figures
List of tables
Preface
Acknowledgments
Glossary
1A brief introduction to lithic analysis1
2Basics of stone tool production9
3Lithic raw materials40
4Getting started in lithic analysis: identification and classification59
5Flake debitage attributes85
6Approaches to debitage analysis110
7Approaches to stone tool analysis136
8Artifact diversity and site function189
9Lithic analysis and prehistoric sedentism211
10Conclusion230
References235
Index256

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