By Brian P. Kooyman

This generously illustrated tutorial advisor explains the exam and research of stone instruments and stone-tool websites anyplace on this planet. Lithics specialist Brian P. Kooyman explores the construction, functionality, and context of stone instruments to appreciate how human cultures used lithic instruments at specific websites and to provide readers the sensible abilities for lithic and placement research. The advisor covers production strategies, lithic kinds and fabrics, aid thoughts and strategies, all over the world lithic know-how, creation variables, that means of shape, and usewear and residue research. the writer attracts on broad box paintings in North the USA, quite at Head-Smashed-In in Alberta, Canada. although, the thery, technique, and research applies to the research of stone instruments and lithic websites worldwide.

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