Microwear Analysis (Other Keyword)

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Back to Basics: Next Generation Experimental Archaeology (2018)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Annelou Van Gijn.

Experimental archaeology plays a critical role in the development of new ideas and techniques within the discipline, for example, within studies of artifact manufacture and use, butchery practices, taphonomy, etc. Despite a difference in the nature of ‘controls,’ out-of-the-lab experiments play a crucial role in scientific archaeology because they often shed new and different light on a range of complex issues, as demonstrated by recent house building experiments conducted with the assistance of...

From Beads to Biographies: a Microwear Study of Late Pre-Colonial Ornaments from the Dominican Republic (2017)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Catarina Guzzo Falci. Annelou Van Gijn. Corinne Hofman.

Bodily ornaments are found throughout the Greater Antilles and have been generally regarded as items belonging to high-status individuals. Many studies have focused on their iconographic designs, meaning, and exchange among so-called "Taíno" societies (AD 1200-1500). However, much of the biography of stone and shell ornaments is poorly known, as raw materials, technologies of production, systems of attachment, and modes of deposition have not received comparable attention. This is partially...

Functional and Spatial Analyses at the Rivers I Site (Vermont) (1972)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Louise A. Basa. Russell J. Barber.

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Investigating the toolkit for building a Neolithic house: microwear and the missing majority (2015)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Annelou Van Gijn.

Many microwear studies focus on one material category. Instead we explored the technological and functional interconnectivity of different tools used in one chaîne opératoire. During the experimental reconstruction of a Late Neolithic houseplan excavated in the Dutch wetlands, we made use of a variety of implements: stone axes and adzes, bone and antler objects, and tools of wood. In total 120 tools were used for almost 20,000 minutes during the four week construction period. We recorded the...

Jade axes from the site of Pearls, Grenada. A field-based microwear analysis (2017)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Thomas Breukel.

This paper reports upon the wear trace analysis of 20 ground stone axes from the Ceramic Age site of Pearls, Grenada. The selection contains several exotic lithic materials including twelve jadeitites, for which the nearest known source is over eleven hundred kilometres away. Pearls is a heavily disturbed site on the Atlantic coast of Grenada, of which much of the material record is held in private custody. Yet, the site holds central importance in the wider interacting region, as a lithic,...

Microwear Analysis of Mica Lamented Quartzite Scrapers from Slocan Narrows, Upper Columbia River Area (2017)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Emily Hull. Nathan Goodale. Alissa Nauman. David Bailey.

Ethnographic evidence suggests that semi-sedentary hunter-gatherers in the interior Pacific Northwest inhabited aggregated winter villages on a multi-season basis and specific times throughout the year much of the group made long distance forays for resource procurement, trade, and exchange. Extensive excavation efforts at the Slocan Narrows Pithouse Village has produced an assemblage of mica lamented quartzite scrapers. This study presents findings from analysis and characterization of...

Needles and Bodies: A Microwear Analysis of Experimental Bone Tattooing Implements (2017)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Christian Gates St-Pierre.

Tattoos are embodied experiences, ideas, and meanings expressed by groups and individuals. Many Iroquoian populations of Northeastern North America from the Contact period were known for practicing body transformations of this sort. Moreover, the archaeological litterature abunds with cases of Iroquoian bone objects interpreted as tattooing objects. However, such functional interpretations are often proposed without any clear demonstration. In this paper, we present the results of an...

Social and Economic Implications for Identifying Basketry Production in the Californian Archaeological Record: A Case Study from the Interior Chumash Region (2016)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Allison Hill.

Poor preservation of fiber technologies in the archaeological record has caused the importance of basketry in pre-Colonial California society to be often overlooked. Subsequently, studies of the social and economic elements of basketry manufacture, primarily done by women in pre-Colonial California communities, have been impacted. Despite preservation issues, the archaeological record can be used to study the socioeconomic contexts of this engendered craft production by identifying the tools...