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  • Resource Database / Crafts & Indigenous Skills / Stone & Tools / Stone, Knapping & Lithic Technology

    Resources: 13 listings
    Name and Description Nation Location
    Allen Bettis' Flintknapping Page
      US - Central
    This page is currently being developed to disseminate information to the archaeological community and the interested public on experimental lithic replication developments and techniques.
    More sites on members.tripod.com
    Caveman to Chemist: Stone Tools
    To be able to do anything technological, we need the ability to cut, grind, pierce, and pound various materials. In the beginning, teeth were undoubtedly the first tools to be used for these purposes. It's hard to skin an elephant or carve a statue using your teeth alone, however. Tools made of wood, bone, and stone appeared very early in prehistory, certainly more than a million years ago.
    More sites on cavemanchemistry.com
    Interpreting the function of Stone Tools
    by Roger Grace This is a hypertext version of the book:- Grace, R. 1989 - Interpreting the Function of Stone Tools: The quantification and computerisation of microwear analysis. B.A.R. international series 474. contents CHAPTER 1: HISTORY OF FUNCTIONAL ANALYSIS CHAPTER 2: THE QUANTIFICATION OF MICROWEAR POLISHES CHAPTER 3: INVESTIGATING HAFTING TRACES WITH IMAGE PROCESSING CHAPTER 4: A MULTI-DIMENTIONAL APPROACH TO FUNCTIONAL ANALYSIS
    More sites on www.hf.uio.no
    Lithic Data Bases in New England and Beyond
      US - Northeast
    By Barbara E. Luedtke . Lithic sources have been a topic of archaeological interest in New England for over 100 years, but at this point we have not drawn together information about quarries, material characteristics, and geochemistry into a coherent data base. Furthermore, regional archaeologists have just begun to discuss a host of issues such as the structure of a regional data base, the level of detail that should be included, "quality control" for data to be entered, and how to provide access to the data base.
    More sites on wings.buffalo.edu
    Mammoth Trumpet Vol.10 No.3 (1995)
    Stone-Tool Tradition Eendure Radical Environmental Change // Delicate Points May Not Have Been Practical / Replicating Ancient Artisans' Expertise French authority achieves quantitative, qualitative results from local materials by following a carefully devised strategy Understanding the Work of Paijanense Flintknappers / Paijin Burials Analyzed / Mesquite Tools? / Author-Teacher Marjorie Cowley: Introducing Children To Prehistory / Folsom Bison Kill Offers Challenges. Articulated Bones Pose Questions For Oklahoma Team / Scholars Form South American Association / Interpreting NAGPRA / Thoughts on Two Worldviews / Baked Clay Fragments Reveal Evidence of Oldest Weaving / Ground Sloth Authority Describes Research In Florida Mineral Spring
    Native American Projectile Point Classification Guide
      US - Northeast
    Interactive identification. Through the Delaware State Historic Preservation Office
    Overview of Manitoba Culture History
      Canada - Eastern
    While history normally draws on written sources, archaeologists have unearthed an articulate unwritten record of Manitoba's heritage in the form of ancient artifacts and settlements. This record reveals a story of human survival and accomplishment in a harsh environment that began 12,000 years ago and influences and enriches the lives of Manitobans today. The major developments of this long time span include: The coming of the first settlers, the Paleo-Indian big game hunters, / The establishment of Archaic stone age communities, which developed specialized technologies to maximize their use of local environments, / The major accomplishments of the Woodland cultures, which supplemented dependence on buffalo and other wild resources with agriculture and developed long distance trading contacts and rich ceremonial traditions.
    Projectile Point Types ~ Neverending Draft Bibliography
    Exhasutively wonderful! This bibliography began with an internet message from Hugh Jarvis to the Arch-L list in the summer of 1994 with about a dozen references, and I became compulsive. These references include some from the "grey market"... (i.e. tend to have prices listed but also can be good for type coverage). The collectors books with prices are also valuable aids for the archaeologist prosecuting an ARPA case in establishing commercial value. In order to provide some contextual framework, references are included which focus on: breakage, dating, descriptive systems, fluting, form, function, hafting, measurements, notching, and reshaping. This bibliography references 4 Ph.D. Dissertations and 10 Master's Thesis'. As a good cautionary reminder "Scholars ...... should not be enslaved by static typology" (Wilke & Flenniken, 1991).
    More sites on www.mtsu.edu
    Raw Material Index
    Raw material refers to the stone from which debitage, tools etc. are produced. A number of raw materials were used in pre-history, the most common feature of these materials is that they have the property of conchoidal fracture thus enabling the knapper to control the core and produce predictable outcomes of the knapping procedure.
    More sites on www.hf.uio.no
    SARC - Stone Age Reference Collection
      Europe & Russia
    Incredible... photographs, definitions, descriptions, a reference program containing information about the Typology, Technology, Raw Materials and Study Methods and On Line Publications relating to the Stone Age. Developed for the teaching department of the Institute of Archaeology, Art History and Numismatics (I.A.K.N.) at the University of Oslo, Norway.
    More sites on www.hf.uio.no
    Southern Ontario Projectile Point Types
      Canada - Eastern
    The London Chapter of the Ontario Archaeological Society has published a set of projectile point type definitions in its' newsletter KEWA. They are reproduced here from the original publication to make them available to a wider audience. The point types from Southern Ontario have cultural affinities into adjacent regions especially New York State, Michigan and Ohio. Where it was felt that the types occurring in Ontario were identical to already defined types, these names have been perserved (e.g. Meadowood, Genesee, Hi-Lo, Barnes etc.). The text of the original publication has been preserved intact and is identified in each type. Additional information, particularly pictures displaying the variability, may be included as a separate link. All information is copyrighted by the London Chapter OAS.
    Texas Arrowheads
      US - Southwest
    Virtual museum of Texas Native American Indian artifacts. Provides a visit back into the long period of early Texas History commonly referred to as "prehistoric", bringing that history to life through digital photography.
    What's the Point. Identifying Flint Artifacts
      US - Northeast
    An interactive guide through stone tool technology through the Ohio Public Library Information Network.

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