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  Lithic analysis - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Lithic analysis involves measuring various physical aspects of stone tools as well as observing the tool type, its characteristics, the presence features such as cortex, and the like.
The term 'lithic analysis' can technically refer to any study of humanly-modified stone, but in its usual sense it is applied to archaeological material, either of the ground or knapped variety, particularly stone tools.
Functional analysis of stone tools – a term given to a variety of approaches designed with the aim of identifying the use of a stone tool – is based on the argument that the uses to which tools were put in antiquity leave diagnostic damage and/or polish on their working edges.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Lithics   (864 words)

 Lithic analysis - LearnThis.Info Enclyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-16)
Among the tool types analyzed are projectile points, bifaces, unifaces, ground stone artifacts, and lithic reduction by-products such as flakess and coress.
To avoid this, the term "silicate" may be used to describe the family of quartzes that are suitable for knapping.
Although there are debates concerning the physics of both edge polishes and edge damage which draw on the science of tribology, modern microwear analysis usually depends on the comparisons of the edge wear of modern experimental parallels with archaeological and/or ethnographic equivalents (often referred to as "blind-testing").
encyclopedia.learnthis.info /l/li/lithic_analysis.html   (759 words)

 "the lithics site" - for archaeological lithic analysts
Re-examination of the quartz artefacts from Scord of Brouster: a lithic assemblage from Shetland and its Neolithic context
Lithic archaeologists also need to have access to information about the prehistoric cultures that produced and used the lithic materials.
Lithic Research (privately owned consulting company specializing in lithic analysis and prehistoric human burial analysis; also provide space for unpublished papers, reports, theses, or dissertations)
www.wings.buffalo.edu /anthropology/Lithics/index2.html   (2868 words)

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Lithic Microwear Analysis of Middle Stone Age Artifacts from White Paintings Rock Shelter, Botswana
Analysis by Neutron Activation of Human Bone from the Hellenistic Cemetery at Asine, Greece
A Technological and Functional Analysis of Carinates from Le Flageolet I, Dordogne, France
www.bu.edu /jfa/MainList/Authors.html   (9855 words)

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