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Ground stone analysis : a technological approach

Author: Jenny L Adams; Archaeology Southwest (Organization)
Publisher: Salt Lake City : The University of Utah Press, 2013.
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : English : Second editionView all editions and formats
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An updated edition of the essential reference for the study of ground stone artifacts

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Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jenny L Adams; Archaeology Southwest (Organization)
ISBN: 9781607812739 1607812738
OCLC Number: 851068511
Notes: "Published in conjunction with Archaeology Southwest, Tucson."
Description: xi, 188 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: Part 1. A Foundation for Research --
1. The Groundwork --
Determining Function --
Laying a Foundation for Analysis --
Classifying Ground Stone --
2. Grinding Technology and Technological Analysis --
Design and Manufacture --
Use --
Wear --
Use-Wear Analysis --
Kinematics --
Disuse or the Afterlife --
Data Collection --
Answering Research Questions --
Analysis Strategy --
3. Resources for Modeling Tool Use and Technological Behavior --
Photographs --
Ethnography --
Experimental Replication --
Designing Experimental Research --
Part 2. Artifact Descriptions --
4. Abrading, Smoothing, and Polishing Tools --
Abraders and Smoothers --
Polishers --
Hide-Processing Stones --
5. Grinding and Pulverizing Tools --
Manos and Metates --
Mortars --
Pitted and Cupped Stones --
Pestles --
Handstones --
Netherstones --
Grinding Slabs --
Lapstones --
Palettes --
6. Percussion Tools --
Hammerstones --
Pecking Stones --
Choppers --
Chisels --
Crushers and Fergoliths --
Pottery Anvils --
Lithic Anvils --
7. Hafted Percussion Tools --
Axes --
Mauls --
Picks --
Adzes --
Mattocks --
Hoes --
Tchamahias --
8. Spinning Tools --
Fire-Drill Hearths --
Spindle Bases --
Whorls --
9. Perforating, Cutting, and Scraping Tools --
Awls --
Reamers --
Tabular Tools --
Saws and Files --
Planes --
Tabular Tools --
10. Paraphernalia --
Atlatl Parts --
Balls --
Bell Stones --
Cruciforms --
Cylinders and Medicine Stones --
Plummets and Weights --
Disks --
Lightning Stones --
Pipes and Tubes --
Shaped Stones --
Pigments --
Personal Ornaments --
Figurines --
Ecofacts --
11. Containers and Container Closures --
Bowls and Censers --
Trays --
Closures --
12. Structural Stones --
Loomblocks --
Cooking Stones --
Trivets --
Fire-Cracked Rock --
Appendix A: General Artifact Form --
Appendix B: Handstone Form --
Appendix C: Netherstone Form --
Appendix D: Hafted Tool Form --
Appendix E: Grooved Artifact Form --
Appendix F: Perforated Artifact Form --
Glossary.
Responsibility: Jenny L. Adams.

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