Microwear analysis of a sample of flaked stone tools

Karen Hardy (Author)


Keyword(s):
Artefacts, Microliths, Lithics, Flaked Stone Tools, Blades Flakes Chunks Cores
Period(s):
6800 Bc

Abstract


A total of 62 lithics were examined microscopically to determine whether any traces of use wear of evidence or post-depositional movement were apparent. Artefacts comprised blades, flakes, chunks, cores and microliths in a variety of raw materials. Sixty two had traces and this number included unretouched pieces. There are suggestions of spatial diversity across the site: a range of tools were employed in a range of activities.

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Published
01-01-2004
How to Cite
Hardy, Karen. 2004. “Microwear Analysis of a Sample of Flaked Stone Tools”. Scottish Archaeological Internet Reports 12 (January), 38-45. http://journals.socantscot.org/index.php/sair/article/view/579.