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Contemporary Lithic Analysis in the Southeast, Contemporary Lithic Analysis in the Southeast, 0817356991, 0-8173-5699-1, 978-0-8173-5699-6, 9780817356996, , , Contemporary Lithic Analysis in the Southeast, 0817386076, 0-8173-8607-6, 978-0-8173-8607-8, 9780817386078,

Contemporary Lithic Analysis in the Southeast
Problems, Solutions, and Interpretations

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2012. 272 pp.
47 illus
978-0-8173-5699-6
Price:  $39.95 s
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2012. 272 pp.
47 illus
978-0-8173-8607-8
Price:  $39.95 d

Representing work by a mixture of veterans and a new generation of lithic analysts, Contemporary Lithic Analysis in the Southeast explores fresh ideas while reworking and pushing the limits of traditional methods and hypotheses.
 
The variability in the southeastern lithic landscape over space and through time makes it a dynamic and challenging region for archaeologists.  Demonstrating a holistic approach and using a variety of methods, this volume aims to derive information regarding prehistoric lifeways from lithic assemblages.
 
The contributors use data from a wide temporal span and a variety of sites across the Southeast, ranging from Texas to South Carolina and from Florida to Kentucky. Not merely cautionary tales, these case studies demonstrate the necessity of looking beyond the bag of lithic material sitting in the laboratory to address the key questions in the organization of prehistoric lithic technologies.  How do field-collection strategies bias our interpretations? What is therelationship between technological strategies and tool design? How can inferences regarding social and economic strategies be made from lithic assemblages?
 
Contributors
William Andrefsky Jr. / Andrew P. Bradbury / Philip J. Carr / CarolynConklin /
D. Randall Cooper / Jason L.Edmonds / Jay D. Franklin / Albert C.Goodyear III /
Joel Hardison / Lucinda M. Langston / D. Shane Miller / George H.Odell /
Charlotte D. Pevny / Tara L. Potts /Sarah E. Price / Douglas Sain / Sarah C.Sherwood /
Ashley M. Smallwood /Paul Thacker

Philip J. Carr is an associate professor in the Department of Sociology, Anthropology, and Social Work at the University of South Alabama. He is the coeditor of Signs of Power: The Rise of Cultural Complexity in the Southeast.
 
Andrew P. Bradbury is a professional archaeologist and principal investigator with Cultural Resource Analysts, Inc. He has published articles in the Journal of Archaeological Science, North American Archaeologist, and Southeastern Archaeology.
 
Sarah Price is a staff archaeologist at the Center for Archaeological Research at the University of South Alabama.

Contemporary Lithic Analysis in the Southeast offers excellent examples of the use of lithic analysis to get at aspects of society beyond simple flint knapping. The volume is important and it will provide a very useful reference for cutting-edge (pun intended) methods as well as for the research results.”—Rebecca Saunders, coeditor of Early Pottery: Technology, Function, Style, and Interaction in the Lower Southeast

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