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This paper examines current theories of, and approaches to, style in flaked stone artefacts. In light of the simplicity of flaked stone artefacts and the more or less mixed nature of Stone Age assemblages of any size, it is concluded that, in this context, the most appropriate type of style is...
This chapter discusses paradigmatic biases and style in lithic analysis, and presents a case study using a lithic data set from northern Spain. Biases are considered first, since they affect our capacity to perceive pattern in an archaeological record, determine which of a number of alternative...
Exploring the dynamics of typological patterning in stone tools requires analytic approaches for quantitatively manipulating attributes. Building upon the work of A. Spaulding, the present author, and many others, this paper outlines one such approach based upon contingency table analysis, which...
Studying the attributes of individual debitage pieces often leads to excessive analytic time and costs and to ambiguous behavioral interpretations. The latter is due both to the subjectivity inherent in the process and to the complex relationship which may exist between flake attributes and...
Lithic assemblage from seven regions in Mississippi are analysed using flake and biface classifications designed to measure activity at different stages in the production trajectory. All seven industries are based on gravel resources with restricted geological distribution. The factors...
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