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Stone tools : theoretical insights into human prehistory

Author: George H Odell
Publisher: New York : Plenum Press, ©1996.
Series: Interdisciplinary contributions to archaeology.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Conference publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Publisher Description (unedited publisher data) Lithic analysts have been criticized for being atheoretical in their approach, or at least for not contributing to building archaeological theory. This volume redresses that balance. In Stone Tools, renowned lithic analysts employ explicitly theoretical constructs to explore the archaeological record and use the lithic database to establish its points. Chapters discuss  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Conference papers and proceedings
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Material Type: Conference publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: George H Odell
ISBN: 0306451980 9780306451980
OCLC Number: 33404035
Notes: Based on papers presented at the Second Tulsa Conference on Lithic Analysis held in the summer of 1993 at the University of Tulsa.
Description: xiv, 401 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: Evaluating lithic strategies and design criteria / Brian Hayden, Nora Franco, and Jim Spafford --
Economizing behavior and the concept of 'curation' / George H. Odell --
Is curation a useful heuristic? / Stephen E. Nash --
Hunter-gatherer lithic economy and settlement systems: understanding regional assemblage variability in the Upper Paleolithic of Portuguese Estremadura / Paul T. Thacker --
The Decline and fall of flint / Steven A. Rosen --
Lithic analysis and questions of cultural complexity: the Maya / Jay K. Johnson --
The Role of chipped stone in the political economy of social ranking / Michael S. Nassaney --
When is an Elko? / Michael F. Rondeau --
Projectile points, style, and social process in the preceramic of central Peru / John W. Rick --
Innovation and selection in prehistory: a case study from the American bottom / Michael J. Shott --
Microwear analysis of some clovis and experimental chipped stone tools / Marvin Kay --
Lithic refitting and archaeological site formation processes: a case study from the twin ditch site, Greene County, Illinois / Toby M. Morrow --
Some comments on a continuing debate / George H. Odell [and others].
Series Title: Interdisciplinary contributions to archaeology.
Responsibility: edited by George H. Odell.
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