Aggregate Analysis in Chipped Stone

Aggregate Analysis in Chipped Stone

Hardcover(1st Edition)

Usually ships within 6 days


Many methods are now available for analyzing lithic debitage, yet no single method is entirely reliable as a vehicle to meaningful interpretation of past behavior. Contributors to this volume seek to identofy the strengths and weaknesses in the more widespread and competing analytical forms, whle arguing for the use of multiple lines of evidence.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780874807967
Publisher: University of Utah Press
Publication date: 09/28/2004
Edition description: 1st Edition
Pages: 272
Product dimensions: 6.20(w) x 9.20(h) x 1.00(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Christopher Hall is staff archaeologist with Cultural Resource Analysts, Inc. in Lexington, Kentucky.

Mary Lou Larson is associate professor of anthropology at the University of Wyoming, Laramie, and associate director of the George C. Frison Institute of Archaeology and Anthropology. She is co-editor of the forthcoming volume Hell Gap: A Stratified Paleoindian Campsite at the Edge of the Rockies.

Table of Contents

List of Figures
List of Tables

I. Aggregate Studies in Chipped Stone Analysis
1. Chipped Stone Aggregate Analysis in Archaeology ~ Mary Lou Larson

II. Evaluation of Aggregate Analysis Methods
2. Exploring Mass Analysis, Screens, and Attributes ~ Philip J. Carr and Andrew P. Bradbury
3. The Role of Small-Sized Debitage in Aggregate Lithic Analysis ~ Mark F. Baumler and Leslie B. Davis
4. Technological Analysis of Flake Debris and the Limitations of Size-Grade Techniques ~ Matthew J. Root
5. Seeing the Trees but Missing the Forest: Production Sequences and Multiple Linear Regression ~ Mary Lou Larson and Judson B. Finley
6. Debitage Taphonomy ~ Jeffrey T. Rasic

III. Alternate Approaches to Aggregate Analysis
7. Evaluating Prehistoric Hunter-Gatherer Mobility, Land Use, and Technological Organization Strategies Using Minimum Analytical Nodule Analysis ~ Christopher T. Hall
8. Coarse-Scale Chipped Stone Aggregates and Technological Organization Strategies in the Hell Gap Locality V Cody Complex Component, Wyoming ~ Edward J. Knell
9. Refiitting as Aggregate Analysis ~ Peter Bleed

IV. The Current State of Aggregate Analysis
10. Partitioning the Aggregate: Mass Analysis and Debitage Assemblages ~ William Andrefsky Jr.
11. Aggregate Methods and the Future of Debris Analysis ~ Michael J. Shott


Customer Reviews

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See All Customer Reviews

Aggregate Analysis in Chipped Stone 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
GRV More than 1 year ago
It has been nearly 15 years since I've been in the "school" environment and looked at debitage for more than just simple site recording. This book affirms that the methods that I use at work in the CRM field, although not as detailed, are still based in the tried and tested methods that scholars who have access to larger collections have developed. Thanks for publishing this book to Mary Lou Larson and Chris Hall! And thanks to Barnes and Noble for making this book attainable!