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Folsom Lithic Technology: Explorations in Structure and Variation

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Volume 12

International Monographs in Prehistory: Archaeological Series

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Folsom Lithic Technology

Explorations in Structure and Variation

Edited by Daniel S. Amick

213 pages, illus., bibliog., index

ISBN  978-1-87962-127-5 $179.00/£132.00 Hb Published (December 1999)

ISBN  978-1-87962-126-8 $59.95/£47.95 Pb Published (December 1999)

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This book offers a series of studies focused on the analysis of stone tool technology of the Folsom Culture. The analyses presented here use comparative methods to identify patterns of lithic assemblage structure and variation that provide insights into the organization of Folsom technology and lifeways, considering multiple aspects of Folsom technology including: tool manufacture and reduction system modeling, studies of raw material variation, use-wear, technological variation in weaponry assemblages, and the organization of technology. They thus contribute substantially to a growing understanding of the patterns and processes in Folsom technology and the causes of diversity within Folsom lithic assemblages.

Daniel S. Amick is currently Associate Professor in the Department of Anthropology at Loyola University Chicago. He holds a PhD in Anthropology from the University of New Mexico.

Subject: Archaeology
Area: North America


List of Contributors

Chapter 1. New Approaches to Understanding Folsom Lithic Technology
Daniel S. Amick

Chapter 2. Clovis and Folsom Lithic Technology on and near the Southern Plains: Similar Ends, Different Means
Michael B. Collins

Chapter 3. Southern Plains Folsom Lithic Technology: A View from the Edge
Don. G. Wyckoff

Chapter 4. On the Fringe: Folsom Points and Preforms in Iowa
Toby A. Morrow and Juliet E. Morrow

Chapter 5. The Folsom Biface Reduction Sequence: Evidence from the Lindenmeier Collection
Hugo G. Nami

Chapter 6. Folsom Fluting Fallacies
Eric E. Ingbar and Jack L. Hofman

Chapter 7. View from a Kill: The Cooper Site Folsom Lithic Assemblages
Leland C. Bement

Chapter 8. Folsom Fragments, Site Types and Prehistoric Behavior
Jack L. Hofman

Chapter 9. Folsom Ultrathin Biface and Radial Break Tools in the Knife River Flint Quarry Area
Matthew J. Root, Jerry D. William, Marvin Kay and Lisa K. Shifrin

Chapter 10. Raw Material Variation in Folsom Stone Tool Assemblages and the Division of Labor in Hunter-Gatherer Societies
Daniel S. Amick

Chapter 11. From Global Models to Regional Patterns: Possible Determinants of Folsom Hunting Weapon Design, Diversity, and Complexity
Alan J. Osborn

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