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Human Uses of Flint and Chert : Proceedings of the Fourth International Flint Symposium Held at Brighton Polytechnic 10-15 April 1983 - G. de G. Sieveking

Human Uses of Flint and Chert

Proceedings of the Fourth International Flint Symposium Held at Brighton Polytechnic 10-15 April 1983

By: G. de G. Sieveking (Editor), M. H. Newcomer (Editor)

Paperback Published: 29th March 2012
ISBN: 9780521169165
Number Of Pages: 278

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This 1987 volume presents thirty papers on the archaeological uses of flint. They were presented at the Fourth International Flint Symposium in 1983, and together they give an interdisciplinary review. For publication by Cambridge, each paper has been carefully edited. The topics include: flint technology, particularly the experimental reconstruction of the manufacturing process; wear traces on flint implements; the mining and quarrying of flint in prehistory; and models for chert exchanges. The companion volume, The Scientific Study of Flint and Chert, is edited by G. de G. Sieveking and M. B. Hart.

List of contributors
Preface
Refitting stone artefacts: why bother?
Technological variability and change seen through core reconstruction
Intentional breakage in a late upper Palaeolithic assemblage from southern England
Flint chips from Pinevent
An experiment to produce a ground flint axe
Experimental investigation of the heat treatment of flint
The development and application of wear traces on flint tools
Microflaking quantification
The influence of flint microstructure on the formation of microwear polishes
Problems encountered in a high-power microwear study of some Egyptian predynastic lithic artefacts
Mount Sandel microwear: a preliminary report
Wear analysis of a Lower Magdalenian flint assemblage from southwestern France
The transport and abrasion of flint handaxes in a gravel-bed river
Prehistoric flint mining: the history of research - a review
The technological relationship between flint mining and early copper mining
The exploitation of chocolate flint in central Poland
Flint mining in Sweden during the Neolithic period: new evidence from the Kvarnby-S. Sallerup area
A flint quarry in the Hambledon Hill Neolithic enclosure complex
The ancient chert mines at Wadi el-Sheikh (Egypt)
A sociocultural perspective on the spatial analysis of commodity and stylistic distributions
Exchange pathways at a stone axe factory in Papua New Guinea
Neolithic exchange systems in central Europe 5000-3000 BC
Sources and specialists: three ancient Near Eastern urban flint industries
Recent developments in the application of the k-means approach to spatial analysis
Circulation of Solutrean foliate points within the Perigord, SW France
Recent work on sources of Italian flint
Danubian raw material distribution patterns in eastern central Europe
Cretaceous chert sourcing in north east Ireland: preliminary results
Microwear polishes, blind tests, and texture analysis
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ISBN: 9780521169165
ISBN-10: 052116916X
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 278
Published: 29th March 2012
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 29.7 x 21.0  x 1.5
Weight (kg): 0.67