lithic sourcing (Other Keyword)

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Integrating Lithic Microwear and sourcing to improve understanding of socioeconomic behaviour in the British Mesolithic (2017)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Randolph Donahue. Adrian Evans. Antony Dickson. Anne Clarke. Fraser Brown.

We present the results of an integrated study of lithic microwear analysis and lithic sourcing at the large Mesolithic site of Stainton West. Microwear analysis helped to understand why the site was so large and how the occupants supported themselves while at the site. Microwear analysis of 700 artefacts led to 49% identification of use. There is much diversity in tool use: hide working, butchery (meat/fish), impact, antler/bone working, wood working, and plant working. Various patterns were...

Lithic Sourcing Using Laser Induced Breakdown Spectroscopy (2015)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Wayne Wilson. Neil Hauser.

Laser Induced Breakdown Spectrometry (LIBS) has been used in Colorado and Wyoming for identifying and sourcing lithic materials for the last ten years. These have primarily focused on chert and silicified sandstone materials and quarry-derived artifacts. During 2012-2013 the LIBS was used to assess whether Bridger chert from sources in northwestern Colorado and southwestern Wyoming could be distinguished from each other. It was found that with greater than 80% accuracy, chert from these areas...

Philip's Meadow (Site 18CH654) Phase III Archeological Data Recovery, Charles County, Maryland (2000)
DOCUMENT Citation Only K. Mock. B. Fischler. Janet Friedman. Cynthia Pfanstiehl.

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Sourcing Burlington chert in Missouri and Arkansas (2015)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Juliet Morrow. Sarah Stuckey.

This presentation is a continuation of research on the intersource and intrasource variability of Burlington chert and its implications for interpretations of pre-contact period settlement and procurement. Our results presented in 2013 suggest that Burlington look-a-like cherts (e.g., Lafayette Fomation chert, etc.) display the same mid-infrared spectral range as Burlington Formation chert from quarries and secondary deposits (St. Louis area, northern-central Missouri, and southwest Missouri)....

The Use and Travels of Red Munsungun Chert: The Early Social Significance of a Northern New England Quarry (2017)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Nathaniel Kitchel.

Red Munsungun chert from northern Maine has long been recognized as an important lithic raw material during the fluted point period of New England. Building upon this observation, recent lithic sourcing efforts using visual and XRF geochemical techniques, have demonstrated that this material is virtually ubiquitous in fluted point sites from the region. This same study also shows that red Munsungun chert is transported over longer distances than other raw materials commonly used at this time....