Raw Material Sourcing (Other Keyword)

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A spatially explicit model of lithic raw material composition in archaeological assemblages (2015)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Philip Fisher. Luke Premo.

Lithic studies have benefited from the increased availability of raw material provenience data. The ability to determine the source locations of obsidian artifacts through X-ray fluorescence, for example, provides archaeologists with another line of evidence for addressing questions concerning mobility, settlement patterns, trade, adaptions to environmental conditions, and subsistence strategies. Brantingham (2003, 2006) previously demonstrated the importance of "null" model expectations in...

Using the Lithic Technological Organization at Procurement Sites to Parse the Multiple Occurrences of Browns Bench Obsidian in Southern Idaho (2015)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Christopher Noll.

Volcanic rocks such as obsidian were commonly used for the formation of chipped stone tools by people during prehistoric times. Archaeologists have been able to learn a great deal about the movements of prehistoric people by charting the procurement sites and use locations of these stones through x-ray fluorescence (XRF). Typically XRF can determine the procurement location of volcanic tool stone within a few square kilometers. Occasionally sources are characterized that are widely scattered and...