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Ancient mines and quarries : a trans-Atlantic perspective

Author: Margaret Brewer-LaPorta; Adrian L Burke; David Field; Society for American Archaeology. Annual Meeting
Publisher: Oxford, U.K. ; Oakville, Conn. : Oxbow Books, ©2010.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Based on a meeting on prehistoric mines and quarries held at the Society for American Archaeology Annual Symposium in San Juan, Puerto Rico in 2006, this title includes the papers that explore a range of issues relating to prehistoric extraction sites, including ethnography, geochemical signatures, excavation, and conservation.
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Genre/Form: Conference papers and proceedings
Congresses
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Ancient mines and quarries.
Oxford, U.K. ; Oakville, Conn. : Oxbow Books, ©2010
(OCoLC)761078806
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Margaret Brewer-LaPorta; Adrian L Burke; David Field; Society for American Archaeology. Annual Meeting
ISBN: 9781842174012 1842174010
OCLC Number: 464588902
Language Note: Text primarily in English, with two contributions in French.
Notes: "This volume derives from a meeting ... held at the Society for American Archaeology Annual Symposium in San Juan, Puerto Rico in 2006"--Page 4 of cover.
Description: xii, 194 pages : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm
Contents: Prospection géoarchéologique et stratégies d'exploitation paléolithiques des silex bajociens du Haut-Quercy, France / Laurent Bruxelles [and others] --
Diffusion et exploitation d'un traceur lithologique au cours du Paléolithique supérieur dans le sud de la France : l'exemple du type Chalosse / Pierre Chalard [and others] --
Neolithic axe quarries and flint mines : towards an ethnography of prehistoric extraction / Peter Topping --
Systems of raw material procurement and supply in the Neolithic of northern Thrace during the seventh to fifth millennia BC / Ivan Gatsov --
Conservation of ancient stone quarry landscapes in Egypt / Per Storemyr [and others] --
Dorset palaeoeskimo quarrying techniques and the production of little pots at Fleur de Lys, Newfoundland / John C. Erwin --
Geochemical signature of Mistassini quartzite and Ramah chert artfacts and quarries, Québec/Labrador, Canada / David LeBlanc, Isabelle Duval and Jean-François --
Extraction, reduction, and production at the late Paleoindian chert quarry in eastern Québec / Adrian L. Burke --
Why did Palaeo-Indians select the Sheguiandah site? : An evaluation of quarrying and quartzite material selection based on petrographic analysis of core artefacts / Patrick J. Julig and Darrel Long --
The life and history of prehistoric quarry extraction tools excavated from the Skene Motion and Workshop, Hartford Basin, Champlain Valley, New York, USA / Philip C. LaPorta, Scott A. Minchak and Margaret Brewer-LaPorta --
Subsistence activities at quarries and quarry-related workshops : testing the Holmes and Bryan alternatives with blades from the Gault Site, Central Texas, USA / Scott A. Minchak --
The organisation of lithic procurement at Silver Mound, Wisconsin : source of Hixton silicified sandstone / Dillon Carr and Robert Boszhardt --
Close to home? : Pipestone Quarry utilisation in the mid-continental United States / Sarah U. Wisseman [and others] --
Pen Pits, New Grange and progress in the archaeology of extraction / David Field.
Responsibility: edited by Margaret Brewer-LaPorta, Adrian Burke and David Field.

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