This 1987 volume presents thirty papers on the archaeological uses of flint. They were presented at the Fourth International Flint Symposium in 1983, and together they give an interdisciplinary review. For publication by Cambridge, each paper has been carefully edited. The topics include: flint technology, particularly the experimental reconstruction of the manufacturing process; wear traces on flint implements; the mining and quarrying of flint in prehistory; and models for chert exchanges. The companion volume, The Scientific Study of Flint and Chert, is edited by G. de G. Sieveking and M. B. Hart.
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Table of Contents
List of contributors; Preface; 1. Refitting stone artefacts: why bother? Daniel Cahen; 2. Technological variability and change seen through core reconstruction Anthony E. Marks and Phillip Volkman; 3. Intentional breakage in a late upper Palaeolithic assemblage from southern England C. A. Bergman, R. N. E. Barton, S. M. Collcutt and G. Morris; 4. Flint chips from Pinevent M. H. Newcomer and C. Karlin; 5. An experiment to produce a ground flint axe P. Harding; 6. Experimental investigation of the heat treatment of flint D. R. Griffiths, C. A. Bergman, C. J. Clayton, K. Ohnuma, G. V. Robins and N. J. Seeley; 7. The development and application of wear traces on flint tools R. Grace, I. D. Graham and M. H. Newcomer; 8. Microflaking quantification Kaoru Akoshima; 9. The influence of flint microstructure on the formation of microwear polishes Rosemary Bradley and Chris Clayton; 10. Problems encountered in a high-power microwear study of some Egyptian predynastic lithic artefacts D. I. Holmes; 11. Mount Sandel microwear: a preliminary report John V. Dumont; 12. Wear analysis of a Lower Magdalenian flint assemblage from southwestern France Patrick Vaughan; 13. The transport and abrasion of flint handaxes in a gravel-bed river P. Harding, P. L. Gibbard, J. Lewin, M. G. Macklin and E. H. Moss; 14. Prehistoric flint mining: the history of research - a review Günter Smolla; 15. The technological relationship between flint mining and early copper mining G. Weisgerber; 16. The exploitation of chocolate flint in central Poland Romuald Schild; 17. Flint mining in Sweden during the Neolithic period: new evidence from the Kvarnby-S. Sallerup area Elisabeth Rudebeck; 18. A flint quarry in the Hambledon Hill Neolithic enclosure complex R. J. Mercer; 19. The ancient chert mines at Wadi el-Sheikh (Egypt) G. Weisgerber; 20. A sociocultural perspective on the spatial analysis of commodity and stylistic distributions Robert N. Zeitlin; 21. Exchange pathways at a stone axe factory in Papua New Guinea John Burton; 22. Neolithic exchange systems in central Europe 5000-3000 BC Andrew Sherratt; 23. Sources and specialists: three ancient Near Eastern urban flint industries Robert Miller; 24. Recent developments in the application of the k-means approach to spatial analysis Albert J. Ammerman, Keith W. Kintigh and Jan F. Simek; 25. Circulation of Solutrean foliate points within the Perigord, SW France Roy R. Larick; 26. Recent work on sources of Italian flint L. H. Barfield; 27. Danubian raw material distribution patterns in eastern central Europe Jacek Lech; 28. Cretaceous chert sourcing in north east Ireland: preliminary results D. Griffiths and P. C. Woodman; 29. Microwear polishes, blind tests, and texture analysis M. H. Newcomer, R. Grace and R. Unger-Hamilton.