Use-Wear Analysis (Other Keyword)

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Assessing Variability in Toolkit Functionality: Differential Wear Patterns on Projectile Technologies from Late Pleistocene/Early Holocene Interior Alaska (2018)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Joshua Lynch.

Much of the early theoretical framework for our understanding of the colonization and occupation of interior Alaska has been established on technological variability in lithic assemblages of the region. This initial research has been limited in scope, focusing on the presence or absence of microblades. Recent research has sought to push beyond the significance of debatably diagnostic tool forms, microblades, in defining cultural complexes and has attempted to more fully address models of...


Determination of Use-Wear Evidence on Quartzite Tools: Experimental and Archaeological Studies (2017)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Hong Chen. Jiying Liu. Ya-Mei Hou. Huiru Lian.

Use-wear analysis has become an essential method for functional study of archaeological lithic artifacts. Quartzite is one of the main raw materials for lithic tools during Paleolithic period in many sites in the world. However, use-wear studies on quartzite tools are poorly developed due to its poor quality and rough surface. In this paper, the objective is to provide some reference data of determination of use-wear evidence, including both of the experimental and archaeological studies. In...


Early Holocene Leporid Processing at the LSP-1 Rockshelter, Oregon (2017)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Madeline Ware Van Der Voort.

Human occupation of the Little Steamboat Point-1 (LSP-1) rockshelter in southcentral Oregon began ~9,600 cal BP. Artifacts recovered from the pre-Mazama deposits include a faunal assemblage comprised primarily of leporid remains and a lithic assemblage dominated by informal flake tools. I designed and conducted an experiment using replicated obsidian flake tools to identify leporid processing strategies employed by Early Holocene occupants. I performed hide, carcass, and meat processing tasks...


Early Native American Prehistory on the Maryland Western Shore: Archeological Investigations at the Higgins Site, Vol. 1 (1992)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Carol A. Ebright.

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Evaluating a Stratified, Prearchaic, Open-Air Site in Grass Valley, Nevada (2018)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Robert Elston. Gloria Brown. Ryan Bradshaw. Martijn Kuypers. David Zeanah.

Current views of the Prearchaic draw heavily from investigations of sites near pluvial lakes in the eastern and western Great Basin. The record from the Central Great Basin remains impoverished, largely due to the limited number of stratified archaeological sites containing well preserved material suitable for faunal analysis and radiocarbon dating. Recent investigations of an open-air site (26La4434) along the northern shore of Pleistocene Lake Gilbert in Grass Valley, revealed a buried deposit...


Exploring Domestic Tasks at Kharaneh IV using Lithic Microwear Analysis (2015)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Danielle Macdonald. Lisa Maher.

The use and division of space in the Early Epipalaeolithic gives insights into the nature of social interaction in the Southern Levant prior to the advent of permanent architecture. This presentation presents preliminary results from the microwear analysis of the Jordanian Epipalaeolithic site Kharaneh IV to explore the nature of domestic tasks within a hut structure. Kharaneh IV is located in the Azraq basin, Eastern Jordan, dating to the Early and Middle Epipalaeolithic periods. The site’s...


Inscribing Behaviors on Oracle Turtle Plastrons: A New Method to Analyze Tributary Networks of Late Shang China (c. 1250 BCE–1046 BCE) (2018)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Dewei Shen.

Processed from turtle shells and bovid scapulae, oracle bones were massively exploited by the ruling house of the late Shang Dynasty for divination. As opposed to traditional scholarship that holds primary interest in inscriptions engraved on these bones, I consider late Shang divination in entirety as a technological process that proceeds from the preparation and delivery of bone material via tributary networks all the way to bones’ after-use discard into pits. By switching the attention to the...


The Kuahuqiao and Hemudu bone spades: use contexts and beyond (2015)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Liye Xie. Leping Jiang. Weijin Huang.

Bone spades crafted from large mammal scapulae recovered from archaeological contexts have generally been assumed to be earth-working implements, based on analogies with ethnographic artifacts. On the Ningshan Plain in eastern China, hundreds of scapular spades have been discovered. The majority of these scapular spades belong to the early Hemudu culture (7,000-6,000 BP), with a few earlier examples dating to the last stage of the Kuahuqiao culture (7,200-7000 BP). To identify the use contexts...


Lithic Micro-Wear Traces at Morphological Junctions: Function Vs. Typology Reconsidered in Terms of Technological Organizations (2018)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Kaoru Akoshima.

The paper investigates some fundamental aspects of use-wear of lithic artifacts, concerning the relations between function and morphology. During the course of micro-wear research since the 1960s, it was often questioned whether tool typologies actually reflects their functions, or which morphological attributes are diagnostic of their utilization. Case studies in the Upper Paleolithic of East Asia also revealed variability in end-scrapers whose functions seem to be relatively consistent as hide...


Phase I Archeological Survey of the Proposed Water Line for a Resource Recovery Facility, Dickerson, Maryland (1990)
DOCUMENT Citation Only R. Christopher Goodwin. Martha R. Williams. Michelle T. Moran.

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Phase II Archaeological Investigations at Russett, Phase Two of Development, Anne Arundel County, Maryland, Site 5 (18AN665) and Site 10 (18AN667) (1989)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Cynthia Pfanstiehl. Eugene Goodman. Michael D. Petraglia. Paula Bienenfeld.

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Phase II Archaeological Investigations at Site 17 (18AN687), Site 21 (18AN685), Site 6 (18AN686) and Site 9 (18AN688), Russett Phase Three of Development, Anne Arundel County, Maryland (1989)
DOCUMENT Citation Only John M. Rutherford. Michael D. Petraglia. Paula Bienenfeld.

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Phase II Testing and Phase III Excavation of Site 29 (18AN664) Russett Development, Anne Arundel County, Maryland (1989)
DOCUMENT Citation Only John M. Rutherford. Michael D. Petraglia. Paula Bienenfeld.

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Phase III Archeological Data Recovery at Russett Site 17 (18AN687) and Russett Site 21 (18AN685), Anne Arundel County, Maryland (1990)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Thomas W. Neumann. Christopher R. Polglase.

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Prehistoric Man and His Environment: a Case Study In the Ozark Highland (1976)
DOCUMENT Citation Only W. Raymond Wood. R. Bruce McMillan.

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Russett I Phase II Archaeological Testing Program (1988)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Ray Wood. Elizabeth A. Crowell. Eugene V. Goodman.

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Use-wear Analysis and Obsidian Tool Functions Before and After Teotihuacan (2016)
DOCUMENT Citation Only David Walton.

Obsidian was one of the most important commodities for residents of ancient central Mexico before and after the great city of Teotihuacan. While previous research on stone tools in Mesoamerican archaeology has focused mostly on identifying production sequences, workshop locations, and market exchange, this presentation highlights how different technological forms of obsidian tools were actually used by household residents for specific tasks. A sample of 464 obsidian artifacts from the sites of...


Use-wear Analysis of Flaked Stone Tools from the Cueva Ventana Site, Arecibo, Puerto Rico (2016)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Ángel Vega-deJesús.

Functionality of lithic assemblages from Puerto Rico has been traditionally based on tools morphology. These suggestions, which are rarely proven, are put to test in the present study in using use-wear analysis of 87 chert flakes from the early site of Cueva Ventana (2400 – 1010 b.C.). Experiments were conducted on 28 flakes of the same raw material, in which microscopic traces present on stone tool surfaces were compared with those present on the tools from the site. These experiments included...


Use-Wear Analysis of Paleoindian Unifaces From the Initial Late-Glacial Occupation At the Indian Creek Site (1985)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Leslie B. Davis. Sally T. Greiser.

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Use-wear analysis of the stone tools at the Wansan site, a Neolithic site in Taiwan (2015)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Chihhua Chiang.

This is a multi-stage project intending to extrapolate the possible usages of various stone tools excavated from the Neolithic Wansan site in Northern Taiwan. In this poster, I want to demonstrate the preliminary results of the first stage that tries to identify possible patterns of tool use-wear. There are abundant finely ground lithic tools uncovered from the Wansan site. Previous research categorized these tools based on their morphology, and classified these tools as projectile points,...


Use-wear and Standardization Analysis of Pottery from Dibaping, A Banshan Period Cemetery in Southern Gansu Province, China (2017)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Andrew Womack.

Excavated in 1978, the cemetery at the site of Dibaping in southern Gansu Province, China revealed hundreds of Banshan period (2600-2300BC) ceramic vessels. The elaborately painted geometric motifs on many of the vessels led to them quickly being touted as an example of the pinnacle of artistic achievement in Neolithic northwestern China. Aside from typology, however, no other analyses have been done on these objects. The result is that little is known about how these vessels were created, the...


Use-Wear Generated By Processing Bison Hides (1992)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Jack M. Schultz.

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What’s Shape Got to Do With It? Evaluating the Degree to Which Motion and Material Type Influence Edge Outline of Obsidian Flakes (2018)
DOCUMENT Citation Only J. Anne Melton. Emily Briggs. Kele Missal.

Often in the study of stone tools, without the application of microarchaeological studies and the presence of microwear, little is left to distinguish how the tool was used originally and what the tool may have been processing. Was it used for scraping? Sawing? Slicing? Was it slicing bone? Scraping animal hide? Is it even possible for archaeologists to discern such behaviors from the tool without having access to definitive microwear traces and/or residues? In this study, we test whether the...