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The Dolores Archaeological Program

PROJECT

From 1978 until 1985 the University of Colorado contracted with the Bureau of Reclamation (Contract No. 8-07-40-S0562) to mitigate the adverse impact of a large water impoundment project on the cultural resources in the project area. This complex and evolving long-term mitigation plan known as the Dolores Archaeological Program (DAP) has been called a “truly unique chapter in American archaeology” (Breternitz 1993:118) and was applauded by Lipe (1998:2) for its ability to “increase the power and...


Flaked Lithic Debitage (1985)

DATASET

The Reductive Technologies Group (RTG) was responsible for supporting the broad research goals of the DAP through the implementation of a mid-level research design governing the collection and analysis of data from “artifacts which were manufactured by reductive, or subtractive techniques” (Phagan 1986a:79). Independent datasets for each of the four preliminary analysis systems reflect the technological distinctions made between flaked lithic tools (FLT10a and FLT10b); the debitage created in...


Flint-Working Techniques of the American Indians: An Experimental Study (1940)

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Flintknapping: Making and Understanding Stone Tools (1994)

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This resource is a citation record only, the Center for Digital Antiquity does not have a copy of this document. The information in this record has been migrated into tDAR from the National Archaeological Database Reports Module (NADB-R) and updated. Most NADB-R records consist of a document citation and other metadata but do not have the documents themselves uploaded. If you have a digital copy of the document and would like to have it curated in tDAR, please contact us at comments@tdar.org.


Indian Projectile Points Found in Michigan (1969)

DOCUMENT

This is a short discussion of some flint materials employed by the Indians in the production of local projectile points and should prove of interest to amateur archaeologists, especially for those with little knowledge of local geology or mineralogy. This non-technical study of locally occurring points is a slightly altered version of the series appearing in "Artifacts", the bulletin of the Clinton Valley Chapter of the Michigan Archaeological Society.


Knapping Precise Porcelain Replicas (2017)

Citation DOCUMENT

The experimental replication of lithic artifacts commonly encounters issues of standardization and control. Two major issues are how to accurately sample a population and how to sample from specific stages over the flaking process. Knappable stone is unpredictable due to inclusions, cracks, and differences in size, texture, and fracture toughness. It is necessary to create knappable facsimiles of either artifacts or knapped replicas by experts at specific stages. This allows for observation of...


Learning to think: using experimental flintknapping to interpret prehistoric cognition (2015)

Citation DOCUMENT

The analysis of stone tools has long been a technique used when addressing prehistoric cognition. While experimental studies have been used extensively as a tool that can give information on these technologies, these studies have often been short term and involved a small number of participants. This paper uses the examples of two longer term multi-disciplinary studies of experimental flintknapping, involving the teaching of early knapping technologies, to demonstrate the value of experimental...


THESE ARE THE FLINTKNAPPERS: A CASE STUDY CONCERNING THE ABILITY TO MEASURE FLINTKNAPPING SKILL VARIATION IN THE ANALYSIS OF DEBITAGE (2016)

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One application of experimental archaeology is attempting to understand variations in flintknapping skill. These experiments often have flintknappers of varying skill levels attempt to replicate different variants of prehistoric stone tools. Previous studies of skill level in the debitage produced during flintknapping is restricted to qualitative means of analysis. To add to the expanding collection of experimental archaeology that attempts to identify flintknapping skill, this paper addresses...

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