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Lithic Illustration

Author : Lucile R. Addington
ISBN : 0226006344
Genre : History
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Category: History

Archaeological Concepts Techniques And Terminology For American Prehistoric Lithic Technology

Author : Wm Jack Hranicky
ISBN : 9781481751742
Genre : Social Science
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Archaeological Concepts, Techniques, and Terminology for American Prehistory Lithic Technology by Wm Jack Hranicky is a 600-page comprehensive publication that encompasses the study of American prehistoric stone tools and implements. It is a look-up volume for studying the material culture of prehistoric people and using its concepts and methods for researching this aspect of archaeology. There are over 3000 entries which are defined and illustrated. It also has an extensive set of references and an overview for the study of stone tools.
Category: Social Science

Presenting The Past

Author : Larry J. Zimmerman, Indiana University-Purdue University, Indianapolis
ISBN : 9780585457758
Genre : Social Science
File Size : 34.85 MB
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Using the right media, archeologists can and must educate and excite the people who need their information. Larry Zimmerman's earnestly engaging guide to reporting archaeological findings argues that communication is one of archaeology's primary tasks.
Category: Social Science

Flintknapping

Author : John C. Whittaker
ISBN : 9780292792555
Genre : Social Science
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Flintknapping is an ancient craft enjoying a resurgence of interest among both amateur and professional students of prehistoric cultures. In this new guide, John C. Whittaker offers the most detailed handbook on flintknapping currently available and the only one written from the archaeological perspective of interpreting stone tools as well as making them. Flintknapping contains detailed, practical information on making stone tools. Whittaker starts at the beginner level and progresses to discussion of a wide range of techniques. He includes information on necessary tools and materials, as well as step-by-step instructions for making several basic stone tool types. Numerous diagrams allow the reader to visualize the flintknapping process, and drawings of many stone tools illustrate the discussions and serve as models for beginning knappers. Written for a wide amateur and professional audience, Flintknapping will be essential for practicing knappers as well as for teachers of the history of technology, experimental archaeology, and stone tool analysis.
Category: Social Science

Mesoamerican Lithic Technology

Author : Kenn Hirth
ISBN : 0874807654
Genre : History
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Any overview of prehispanic society in the Americas would identify its obsidian core-blade production as a unique and highly inventive technology. Normally termed prismatic blades, these long, parallel-sided flakes are among the sharpest cutting tools ever produced by humans. Their standardized form permitted interchangeable use, and such blades became the cutting tool of choice throughout Mesoamerica between 600-800 B.C. Because considerable production skill is required, increased demand may have stimulated the appearance of craft specialists who played an integral role in Mesoamerican society. Some investigators have argued that control over obsidian also had a significant effect on the development and organization of chiefdom and state-level societies. While researchers have long recognized the potential of obsidian studies, recent work has focused primarily on compositional analysis to reconstruct trade and distribution networks. Study of blade production has received much less attention, and many aspects of this highly evolved craft are still lost. This volume seeks to identify current research questions in Mesoamerican lithic technology and to demonstrate that replication studies coupled with experimental research design are valuable analytical approaches to such questions.
Category: History

Finding The People Who Flaked The Stone At English Camp San Juan Island

Author : Angela E. Close
ISBN : 0874808502
Genre : History
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This volume uses a fine-grained study to critique American approaches to lithic analysis which emphasize bifaces but little else, especially with regard to a 1950 excavation at English Camp on San Juan Island, Washington where much of the lithic debitage was thrown out without analysis.
Category: History

Drawing Archaeological Finds

Author : Nick Griffiths
ISBN : IND:30000050905425
Genre : Art
File Size : 87.4 MB
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This handbook is aimed at students and others who wish to learn the techniques of artefact illustration, regardless of ability or previous experience. It includes comprehensive advice on many aspects of archaeological artefact illustration from equipment and materials to the preparation of finished artwork for printing. This profusely illustrated volume treats the various techniques to overcome the difficulties of translating three-dimensional objects into two-dimensional illustrations.
Category: Art

Southwestern Lore

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ISBN : NWU:35556020650834
Genre : Archaeology
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Category: Archaeology

Fieldwork In The Library

Author : Robert C. Westerman
ISBN : 083890632X
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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Category: Language Arts & Disciplines