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Use-Wear Analysis of Flaked Stone Tools
By Patrick C. Vaughan
216 pp. / 8.50 x 11.00 / 1985
Paper (978-0-8165-3582-8) [s]
  
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  - Century Collection

Related Interest
  - Archaeology


This major contribution to archaeological method details the use-wear analysis of a set of stone tools recovered during the excavation of Cassegros Cave, in southwestern France. The study combines
This important new methodologically-oriented work represents a major step forward in the expanding field of traceological studies. . . . The text is exceptionally well written and documented. Schematic artifacts line drawings . . . clearly indicate different use zones on edges and are preceded by a coded use-type key. The 280 x photomicrographs in section III are exceptional as is also the presentation of qualitative and quantitative data.

—American Antiquity

Vaughan's monograph provides a thorough treatment of the high-power microscopic approach to lithic use-wear analysis and will contribute to the resolution of this issue. . . . An excellent introduction to the subject.

—North American Archaeologist

low-power and high-power microwear approaches and develops their potential for use on a wider range of lithic and contact materials than have been reported previously.

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