Lithic Technology: Measures of Production, Use and Curation by William Andrefsky Jr

By William Andrefsky Jr

The lifestyles heritage of stone instruments is in detail associated with instrument construction, use and upkeep. those are very important techniques within the association of lithic know-how, or the way within which lithic know-how is embedded inside of human organizational concepts of land use and subsistence practices. This quantity brings jointly essays that degree the lifestyles background of stone instruments relative to retouch values, uncooked fabric constraints and evolutionary techniques. jointly, they discover the organization of technological association with aspects of instrument shape reminiscent of aid sequences, device creation attempt, artifact curation techniques and retouch dimension. info units hide a large geographic and temporal span, together with examples from France in the course of the Paleolithic, the close to East in the course of the Neolithic, and different areas reminiscent of Mongolia, Australia, and Italy. North American examples are derived from Paleoindian occasions to historical interval aboriginal populations in the course of the usa and Canada.

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