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Stone Tools and Mobility in the Illinois Valley

From Hunter-Getherer Camps to Agricultural Villages. Archaeological Series 10

Edited by George H. Odell
Format: Paperback / softback
Publisher: International Monographs in Prehistory, Ann Arbor, United States
Published: 1st Dec 1996
Dimensions: w 216mm h 279mm d 25mm
Weight: 995g
ISBN-10: 1879621223
ISBN-13: 9781879621220
Barcode No: 9781879621220
Synopsis
A detailed comparative analysis of standardized lithic data from 10 Illinois Valley components spanning 7500 years from the Early Archaic through the Mississippian is presented in this volume-perhaps the first time that such a comprehensive set of lithic variables has been analyzed for the entire Holocene of a region. A major part of this study constitutes the most extensive application of low-power lithic use-wear analysis to be found in the literature, accompanied by full discussion of the technique and a suite of new experimental data. The results provide significant information on prehistoric mobility and technological organization in mid-continental North America, revealing clearly for the first time a number of significant behavioral trends.

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