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Lithics: Macroscopic Approaches to Analysis (Cambridge Manuals in Archaeology)

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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.

Synopsis:

The new edition details key advances in the field related to lithic debitage analysis and lithic tool analysis since publication of the first edition in 1998. It includes new sections on stone tool functional studies, microdebitage analysis and minimal analytical nodule analysis.

Synopsis:

Completely updated and revised edition on the groundbreaking manual on stone artifact analysis, Lithics.

Synopsis:

The first comprehensive manual on stone artifact analysis, for students and professional archaeologists.

About the Author

William Andrefsky, Jr is Professor of Anthropology at Washington State University. He is the author of Lithics (First Edition, 1998) (0521570840 HB; 0521578159 PB) and Lithic Debitage (University of Utah Press, 2003) and numerous articles on archaeology and anthropology.

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.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780521615006
Editor:
Barker, Graeme
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Editor:
Barker, Graeme
Author:
Andrefsky, Jr.
Author:
William Andrefsky, Jr
Author:
Andrefsky, Jr, William
Author:
Andrefsky, William, Jr.
Location:
Cambridge
Subject:
Ancient - General
Subject:
Archaeology
Subject:
Classification
Subject:
Stone implements
Subject:
Flintknapping.
Subject:
Tools, Prehistoric -- Analysis.
Subject:
Archaeology-General
Copyright:
Edition Number:
2
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Cambridge Manuals in Archaeology
Publication Date:
20051231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
Professional and scholarly
Language:
English
Illustrations:
103 b/w illus. 36 tables
Pages:
322
Dimensions:
9.72x6.84x.81 in. 1.41 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , The new edition details key advances in the field related to lithic debitage analysis and lithic tool analysis since publication of the first edition in 1998. It includes new sections on stone tool functional studies, microdebitage analysis and minimal analytical nodule analysis.
"Synopsis" by , Completely updated and revised edition on the groundbreaking manual on stone artifact analysis, Lithics.
"Synopsis" by , The first comprehensive manual on stone artifact analysis, for students and professional archaeologists.
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