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Use-wear Analysis on Quartzite Artifacts Using Replication Studies and A Comprehensive Application of High and Low Power Methods

Author(s): Yanhua Song ; Chen Shen ; Xiaoling Zhang

Year: 2015

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In this paper, I report on the use-wear analysis of quartzite artifacts. This is one of the first systematic examinations in China for raw materials other than chert and obsidian. The experiments demonstrated that different use-wear patterns were observed on the different raw materials when the contact materials, use-motion and experimenters were the same. So our research supports the idea that there is no single solution for use-wear analysis. The different characteristics of use-wear patterns determined by experimentation between chert and quartzite contribute to a better understanding and interpretation of the function of stone artifacts especially in the earlier Paleolithic sites in China.

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Use-wear Analysis on Quartzite Artifacts Using Replication Studies and A Comprehensive Application of High and Low Power Methods. Yanhua Song, Xiaoling Zhang, Chen Shen. Presented at The 80th Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, San Francisco, California. 2015 ( tDAR id: 397043)


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Geographic Keywords
East/Southeast Asia


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min long: 66.885; min lat: -8.928 ; max long: 147.568; max lat: 54.059 ;

Arizona State University The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation National Science Foundation National Endowment for the Humanities Society for American Archaeology Archaeological Institute of America