9780521615006

Lithics: Macroscopic Approaches to Analysis

  • ISBN 13:

    9780521615006

  • ISBN 10:

    0521615003

  • Edition: 2nd
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 01/02/2006
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press

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Summary

This book is a fully updated and revised edition of William Andrefsky Jr's ground-breaking manual on lithic analysis. Designed for students and professional archaeologists, this highly illustrated book 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, it comprehensively explores methods and techniques, presenting detailed case studies of lithic analysis from around the world. It examines new emerging techniques, such as the advances being made in lithic debitage analysis and lithic tool analysis, and includes a new section on stone tool functional studies. An extensive and expanded glossary makes this book an invaluable reference for archaeologists at all levels.

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