Stone tools constitute our earliest record of human materialculture. As such, they have held a fascination since the earliest daysof archaeological research. Procedures by which archaeological stonetools have been analyzed have traditionally operated on anapprenticeship model, whereby a novice acquires competency from anexpert in the field. While this pedagogical model has been tried andtested, it is not always the most efficient method: it is laborintensive, and it requires a resident lithics expert.This practical volume does not intend to replace a mentor, but acts asa readily accessible guide to the basic tools of lithic analysis thata researcher can consult. Some focuses of the manual include: This manual also includes text boxes, bringing basic terms andinformation to the attention of the researcher. qLithic Analysisqwill be an incomparable source for academic archaeologists, culturalresource and heritage management archaeologists, government heritageagencies, and upper-level undergraduate and graduate, students ofarchaeology focused on the prehistoric period.This practical volume does not intend to replace a mentor, but acts as a readily accessible guide to the basic tools of lithic analysis. The book was awarded the 2005 SAA Award for Excellence in Archaeological Analysis.
|Author||:||George H. Odell|
|Publisher||:||Springer Science & Business Media - 2004|