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ANTA01H3 Chapter Notes -Lithic Analysis, Lower Paleolithic, Oldowan


Department
Anthropology
Course Code
ANTA01H3
Professor
Emma Humphrey

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04/07/2011
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Stone Tools and Lithic Analysis
ANTA01
Initial Categories of Lithics
Core
Flake
Has particular
attributes
Unifacial vs. Bifacial
Debitage
Waste material
Tool
Used to perform
a task
Tools
Either cores or flakes can be turned into tools to
cut, chop, scrape, pierce, etc.
“Retouch” involves removing small flakes to shape
the edge of the tool
Flakes that are used without being retouched are
sometimes called “expedient” tools
Core
Tools
Flake
Tools
Oldowan
Acheulian
Middle
Palaeolithic
Lower Palaeolithic
Upper
Palaeolithic
Methods Direct Hammer
Hard Hammer uses Stone Hammer
Soft Hammer uses Antler or Bone Hammer
Methods Indirect Percussion
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