ANDREFSKY LITHICS PDF

William Andrefsky , William Andrefsky, Jr. This is the first comprehensive manual on stone artifact analysis. Logically ordered, clearly written and well illustrated, it is designed for students and professional archaeologists. It introduces the reader to lithic raw materials, and the classification of stone artifacts, basic terminology and concepts, and explains the various methods and techniques of analysis.

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William Andrefsky , William Andrefsky, Jr. This is the first comprehensive manual on stone artifact analysis. Logically ordered, clearly written and well illustrated, it is designed for students and professional archaeologists. It introduces the reader to lithic raw materials, and the classification of stone artifacts, basic terminology and concepts, and explains the various methods and techniques of analysis.

The final section illustrates their application through detailed case studies of lithic analysis from different parts of the world. Early historical development. A perspective on microwear. The truth about replication. Basics of stone tool production. Fracture mechanics. Stone tool morphological dynamics. Debitage curvature.

Approaches to debitage analysis. Typological analysis of debitage. Aggregate analysis of debitage. Approaches to stone tool analysis. Lithic raw materials. A brief review of geochemical techniques. Sedimentary rocks. Metamorphic rocks. Getting started in lithic analysis identification and classification. Attributes and attribute states. Types and typologies.

A basic chipped stone typology. Flake debitage attributes. Debitage striking platforms. Debitage dorsal cortex. Flake tool analysis. Artifact diversity and site function. Artifact types and function. Site function models. Summary of site functions. Lithic analysis and prehistoric sedentism. Sedentism in North America. Occupation duration and the Mousterian of westcentral Italy. Rawmaterial qualities and relative sedentism.

A brief introduction to lithic analysis. Core analysis. Rock genesis. Igneous rocks. Debitage size. Biface analysis. Lithics Cambridge Manuals in Archaeology.

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