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Macroscopic Approaches to Analysis

2nd Edition

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Part of Cambridge Manuals in Archaeology

  • Date Published: December 2005
  • availability: Available
  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9780521849760

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  • This fully updated and revised edition of William Andrefsky Jr's ground-breaking manual on lithic analysis is designed for students and professional archaeologists. It 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, the volume comprehensively explores methods and techniques, presenting detailed case studies of lithic analysis from around the world. It also examines new emerging techniques and includes a new section on stone tool functional studies.

    • Fully revised and updated edition of ground-breaking manual on stone artifact analysis
    • Includes new section on stone tool functional studies and expanded glossary
    • Highly illustrated and clearly written to appeal to students and professional archaeologists
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    Reviews & endorsements

    "Lithics remains an admirable and illuminating introduction to chipped-stone analysis and archaeologists who work with, or would like to work with, stone tools should be familiar with the concepts raised in this book."
    Brian Pritchard, University of Ontario, Canadian Journal of Archeology

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    Product details

    • Edition: 2nd Edition
    • Date Published: December 2005
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9780521849760
    • length: 326 pages
    • dimensions: 244 x 170 x 19 mm
    • weight: 0.72kg
    • contains: 103 b/w illus. 36 tables
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    1. A brief introduction to lithic analysis
    2. Basics of stone tool production
    3. Lithic raw materials
    4. Getting started in lithic analysis: identification and classification
    5. Flake debitage attributes
    6. Approaches to debitage analysis
    7. Approaches to stone tool analysis
    8. Artifact diversity and site function
    9. Lithic analysis and prehistoric sedentism
    10. Concluding remarks.

  • Instructors have used or reviewed this title for the following courses

    • Analysis of Lithic Technology
    • Lithic Technology
    • New Approaches to Old Stones: Analysis of Chipped and Ground Stone
  • Author

    William Andrefsky, Jr, Washington State University
    William Andrefsky, Jr is Professor of Anthropology at Washington State University. He is the author of Lithics and Lithic Debitage (2003), and numerous articles on archaeology and anthropology.

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