Interdisciplinary Contributions to Archaeology

Stone Tools

Theoretical Insights into Human Prehistory

Editors: Odell, George H. (Ed.)

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Lithic analysts have been criticized for being atheoretical in their approach, or at least for not contributing to building archaeological theory. This volume redresses that balance. In Stone Tools, renowned lithic analysts employ explicitly theoretical constructs to explore the archaeological record and use the lithic database to establish its points. Chapters discuss curation, design theory, replacement of stone with metal, piece refitting, and projectile point style.

Table of contents (14 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Odell, George H.

    Pages 1-6

  • Evaluating Lithic Strategies and Design Criteria

    Hayden, Brian (et al.)

    Pages 9-45

  • Economizing Behavior and the Concept of “Curation”

    Odell, George H.

    Pages 51-80

  • Is Curation a Useful Heuristic?

    Nash, Stephen E.

    Pages 81-99

  • Hunter-Gatherer Lithic Economy and Settlement Systems

    Thacker, Paul T.

    Pages 101-124

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  • ISBN 978-1-4899-0175-0
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Stone Tools
Book Subtitle
Theoretical Insights into Human Prehistory
Editors
  • George H. Odell
Series Title
Interdisciplinary Contributions to Archaeology
Copyright
1996
Publisher
Springer US
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media New York
eBook ISBN
978-1-4899-0173-6
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4899-0173-6
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-306-45198-0
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4899-0175-0
Series ISSN
1568-2722
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XV, 404
Number of Illustrations and Tables
44 b/w illustrations
Topics