Understanding Stone Tools and Archaeological Sites

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Contents
Chapter 1. Introduction to Lithic Analysis1
1.1 Early History of Lithic Studies4
Chapter 2. Manufacturing Techniques and Brittle Material Fracture Mechanics9
2.1 Introduction9
2.2 Manufacturing Techniques9
2.2.1 Flaking12
2.2.2 Techniques to produce stone tools by flaking16
2.2.3 Basic flake types18
2.3 Fracture Mechanics20
2.3.1 Fracture initiation and the Hertzian cone20
2.4 Analysis Implementation24
Chapter 3. General Lithic Types25
3.1 Introduction25
3.2 Silicate Minerals26
3.3 Rocks30
3.3.1 Igneous rock classification30
3.3.2 Separating igneous rocks in hand specimen32
3.3.3 Sedimentary rock classification34
3.3.4 Metamorphic rocks36
3.4 Analysis Implementation37
Chapter 4. Sourcing Lithic Materials39
4.1 Introduction39
4.2 Sourcing by Non-Chemical Methods: Some Examples39
4.3 Chemical Sourcing40
4.3.1 Main problems with chemical sourcing analysis42
4.4 Analysis Implementation43

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