How Much Force Does It Take to Break a Flaked Stone Tool?
This is an abstract from the "SAA 2019: General Sessions" session, at the 84th annual meeting of the Society for American Archaeology.
Endscrapers are a common flaked stone tool found at Late Pleistocene sites around the world. Microwear evidence has demonstrated that these implements are predominantly used for hide-scraping. However, these small, round, often bullet-like specimens are also found broken. Here, using controlled and actualistic experiments we explore the forces necessary to break hafted and un-hafted endscrapers. These results will have implications for endscraper use, curation, and discard.
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How Much Force Does It Take to Break a Flaked Stone Tool?. Alyssa Perrone, Metin Eren. Presented at The 84th Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, Albuquerque, NM. 2019 ( tDAR id: 449417)
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