Mesoamerican lithic technology : experimentation and interpretation /
edited by Kenneth G. Hirth.
Salt Lake City : University of Utah Press, c2003.
xiv, 350 p. : ill.
0874807654 (alk. paper)
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Salt Lake City : University of Utah Press, c2003.
0874807654 (alk. paper)
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Includes bibliographical references and index.
Papers presented at the Conference on Ancient Mesoamerican Obsidian Blade Production, held May 22-28, 2001, at the Department of Anthropology, Pennsylvania State University.
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Table of Contents
List of Figuresp. vii
List of Tablesp. xi
Prefacep. xiii
Experimentation and Interpretation in Mesoamerican Lithic Technologyp. 3
The Behavioral Model in Maya Core-Blade Technology: A Historical Viewp. 10
A Review of Twentieth-Century Mesoamerican Obsidian Studiesp. 15
Blade-Making Techniques from the Old World: Insights and Applications to Mesoamerican Obsidian Lithic Technologyp. 55
Mexica Blade Making with Wooden Tools: Recent Experimental Insightsp. 72
Handheld Prismatic Blade Manufacture in Mesoamericap. 98
Pecked and Scored Initiations: Early Classic Core-Blade Production in the Central Maya Lowlandsp. 108
Measurable Flintknappingp. 120
The Maya Eccentric: Evidence for the Use of the Indirect Percussion Technique in Mesoamerica from Preliminary Experiments Concerning Their Manufacturep. 132
Alternative Techniques for Producing Mesoamerican-Style Pressure Flaking Patterns on Obsidian Bifacesp. 147
From the Quarry Pit to the Trash Pit: Comparative Core-Blade Technology at Tula, Hidalgo, and the Ucareo Obsidian Source Regionp. 153
The Kaminaljuyu Production Sequence for Obsidian Prismatic Blades: Technological Characteristics and Research Questionsp. 170
The Xochicalco Production Sequence for Obsidian Prismatic Blades: Technological Analysis and Experimental Inferencesp. 182
Biface Production and Craft Specialization: A View from Sierra de las Navajas, Hidalgop. 197
Measuring Prehistoric Craftsman Skill: Contemplating Its Application to Mesoamerican Core-Blade Researchp. 208
Craftsmanship and Craft Specializationp. 220
Experimentation and Interpretation in Mesoamerican Lithic Technology: A Look to the Futurep. 234
Bibliography of Quarry Studiesp. 239
Publication History of Major Journalsp. 241
Bibliography of Dissertations and Thesesp. 253
Combined Bibliography of Journal Samples, Dissertations, and Thesesp. 263
Bibliography of Replication and Ethnographic Studiesp. 271
Explanation of the Cases Documented in Table 16.2p. 273
Referencesp. 277
List of Contributorsp. 341
Indexp. 343
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