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Where the Conventional and Unconventional Meet: Marrying Tradition and Innovation in Lithic Use-wear Analysis

Author(s): Harry Lerner

Year: 2016

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Summary

The majority of lithic use-wear research has been geared towards the development of newer more quantitatively precise methods involving evermore sophisticated forms of microscopy. As vital as such efforts are there is still a place in today’s interdisciplinary world for more traditional approaches when coupled with new ideas. This presentation will look at the results of a GIS analysis of experimental use-wear traces from images generated using conventional incident light microscopy. Specifically, the role of intra-raw material type variability in the formation of use-wear accrual patterns on experimental tools made from Yellow Silicified Wood and Morrison Undifferentiated Gray Chert, two of the raw materials used during the Late Archaic of Northwestern New Mexico, will be examined.


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Where the Conventional and Unconventional Meet: Marrying Tradition and Innovation in Lithic Use-wear Analysis. Harry Lerner. Presented at The 81st Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, Orlando, Florida. 2016 ( tDAR id: 403174)


Keywords

General
Gis Lithics Usewear

Geographic Keywords
North America - Southwest


Spatial Coverage

min long: -115.532; min lat: 30.676 ; max long: -102.349; max lat: 42.033 ;

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