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Stone tool reduction techniques

Author(s): Jeffrey J Flenniken

Editor(s): James C Woods ; M G Plew ; M G Pavesic

Year: 1985

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J. Whittaker: Killed goats with atlatl darts, noted breakage, morphological change when reworked. Claims point types not valid cultural/temporal markers because they can be changed with reworking! [Incorrect, because damaged pts are still reworked into forms current at the time of reworking. Well dismissed by Thomas 1986. The useful information in this article is the high damage rate, damage from animal motion (mostly bending fractures), damage to point bases, support for "Frison effect" of change and reworking of points.]

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Stone tool reduction techniques. Jeffrey J Flenniken, James C Woods, M G Plew, M G Pavesic. In Stone tool analysis, Essays in honour of Don Crabtree. Pp. 265-276. Albuquerque, NM: University of New Mexico Press. 1985 ( tDAR id: 415501)


Atlatl Hunting knapping Weapon

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min long: -129.199; min lat: 24.495 ; max long: -66.973; max lat: 49.359 ;

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Contact(s): EXARC Experimental Archaeology Collection Manager

Record Identifiers

ExArc Id(s): 1753


Rights & Attribution: The information in this record was originally compiled by Dr. Roeland Paardekooper, EXARC Director.

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