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Technological Organization Approaches to Lithic Analysis: Case Studies from the Late Classic Maya and Magdalenian Spain

Author(s): Rachel Horowitz ; Lisa Fontes

Year: 2017

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Technological organization approaches to studying lithic technology provide a framework through which to view relationships between people and their technology. Such approaches help us address a wide variety of subjects including mobility, access to raw materials, risk, and time and energy costs. We will address the impact of Beck and Jones’ research on organizational approaches to lithic technology, in particular on the study of mobility and resource acquisition using two case studies: Late Classic Maya lithic raw material acquisition in western Belize and mobility and resource acquisition of Magdalenian hunter-gatherers in the Cantabrian region of Spain. These two widely disparate case studies, of sedentary and mobile peoples, highlight the versatility of organizational approaches and the wide-reaching influence of Beck and Jones on lithic scholarship.


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Technological Organization Approaches to Lithic Analysis: Case Studies from the Late Classic Maya and Magdalenian Spain. Rachel Horowitz, Lisa Fontes. Presented at The 81st Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, Vancouver, British Columbia. 2017 ( tDAR id: 431116)


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