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Chronologies of Paleoindian Site Distributions and Raw Material Use in Indiana: An Analysis of State-level Data (2018)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Edward Herrmann. Mackenzie Cory. Katie Hunt. John Flood. Josh Myers.

In this paper, we present an analysis of all recorded Paleoindian sites in Indiana and place them in a diachronic framework. Our findings are part of a long-term project to construct a Geographic Information Systems database of Paleoindian sites that can be queried for data relevant to a better understanding of the Paleoindian presence in Indiana. Preliminary data indicate that time-transgressive differences exist for where Paleoindians placed themselves on the landscape, and for how...


Cultural Resource Survey of the Wamsutter West Borrow Pits, Sweetwater County, Wyoming (1980)
DOCUMENT Citation Only William B. Fawcett, Jr.. Judy Michaelsen. Caren Collins.

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Discovering the trick to flaking Middle Stone Age tools on quartzite (2015)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Kyle Brown.

South African Middle Stone Age tool makers were skilled at the production of fine, symmetric points and blades on quartzite, a material that is known for its toughness and durability but not for its ease of flaking. The accurate replication of MSA tools on quartzite proved to be almost impossible during a replication and experimentation program that spanned over ten years. Heat treatment was the ‘trick’ that unlocked the potential of silcrete and it became clear that there must also be a trick...


The Effect of Raw Material on Technological Organization and Recycling Practices in a Late Woodland Rockshelter (2017)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Luke Stroth.

This paper attempts to synthesize the influence of raw material quality and abundance, mobility patterning, and social organization on the lithic assemblage. Each factor has been shown to have significant effects on the chaîne opératoire of lithic technology; acquisition of raw material, discard, and recycling. Following a literature review, distinct archaeological correlates to a wide variety of behaviors are used to analyze the lithic assemblage from Woodpecker Cave, a multi-component...


Final Report On Archeological Investigations Conducted at the Devil's Tower Junction To Sundance Highway Rerouting, Crook County, Wyoming (1980)
DOCUMENT Citation Only David G. Eckles. Kathleen G. Mahan.

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Lithic Raw Material Procurement and Mobility in a Geological Diversed Environmental Setting in Prehistoric Eastern Sicily (2018)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Maria Rosa Iovino. Salvatore Chilardi. Güner Coskunsu. Anita Crispino. Giuseppe Sabatino.

The geological constitution of Sicily is enough complex as the characteristics of the geological units are consequences of the tectonic compression that happened between the beginning of Miocene and the beginning of the Pliocene. Three structural units are basically distinguished: 1. To the north, in the western side (towards Palermo) there is prevalence of carbonatic reliefs while in the oriental side (Nebrodi Mounts and Peloritani Mounts) there are metamorphic and terrigenous deposits 2. the...


Preliminary Insights into Prehistoric Toolstone Preference of Two Igneous Materials in the Tanana River Drainage, Interior Alaska (2017)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Brooks Lawler.

This project examines prehistoric human mobility and raw material preference for tool manufacture in the Tanana River Drainage, Interior Alaska. A geographic approach is used to investigate the distribution of prehistoric obsidian and rhyolitic artifacts in relation to the sources of these materials. The objective of the investigation is to reveal spatial patterning in the distributions of artifacts made of these two materials, relative to each other and relative to the cost of obtaining these...


Three Lithic Material Caches From Southeastern Montana: Their Implications For Cultural Adaptation and Interaction On the Northwestern Plains (1985)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Gerald R. Clark. David Fraley.

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The use of geochemical analysis and visual methods for understanding raw material acquisition around Amud Cave, Israel (2015)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Ravid Ekshtain. Erella Hovers. Shimon Ilani. Irina Segal.

Amud Cave (eastern Upper Galilee, Israel) is known for its Middle Paleolithic deposits, containing thousands of animal bones and lithic artifacts from 3 anthropogenic stratigraphic units, dated to 68-55 ka. Excavations revealed hominin remains, including Neanderthal burials. Technological characteristics of the lithic assemblage show that the knapping sequence started off-site. However, related mobility patterns remained poorly understood. In order to understand the organizational decisions made...