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Lithic Technology and Reduction Strategies at Shishan Marsh 1

Author(s): Daniel Stueber ; April Nowell

Year: 2017

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The 2013-15 excavations at Shishan Marsh 1 have revealed an impressive array of stone tools at this Middle Pleistocene Oasis. More than 7000 stone tools including: handaxes, scrapers, modified and utilized flakes, burins, Levallois points and flakes, cores, small pebble tools and debitage associated with tool manufacture and refurbishing, have been analyzed. Analysis was conducted on all tools and debitage using the lithic attribute analysis method, and low and high power magnification to examine edges and surfaces for wear associated with use. Forty-four tools were then selected and submitted for CIEP protein residue analysis. Based on the lithic attribute analysis, microscopic tool analysis, and results of the CIEP analysis, a model of hunter-gatherer lithic reduction strategies at this Middle Pleistocene Oasis will be presented.


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Lithic Technology and Reduction Strategies at Shishan Marsh 1. Daniel Stueber, April Nowell. Presented at The 81st Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, Vancouver, British Columbia. 2017 ( tDAR id: 430851)


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min long: 25.225; min lat: 15.115 ; max long: 66.709; max lat: 45.583 ;

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Abstract Id(s): 15568

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