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A stone tool is, in the most general sense, any tool made either partially or entirely out of stone. (wikipedia)
- Wikipedia: A stone tool is, in the most general sense, any tool made either partially or entirely out of stone. Although stone tool-dependent societies and cultures still exist today, most stone tools are associated with prehistoric, particularly Stone Age cultures that have become extinct. Archaeologists often study such prehistoric societies, and refer to the study of stone tools as lithic analysis. Ethnoarchaeology has been a valuable research field in order to further the understanding and cultural implications of stone tool use and manufacture.
- Cha ne op ratoire - Cha ne op ratoire is a term used throughout anthropological discourse, but is most commonly used in archaeology and sociocultural anthropology.
- Eccentric flint (archaeology) - An eccentric flint is an elite chipped artifact of an often irregular shape produced by the Classic Maya civilization of ancient Mesoamerica. Although generally referred to as "flints", they were typically fashioned from chert, chalcedony and obsidian.
- Flint - Flint is a hard, sedimentary cryptocrystalline form of the mineral quartz, categorized as a variety of chert. It occurs chiefly as nodules and masses in sedimentary rocks, such as chalks and limestones.
- Knapping - Knapping is the shaping of flint, chert, obsidian or other conchoidal fracturing stone through the process of lithic reduction to manufacture stone tools, strikers for flintlock firearms, or to produce flat-faced stones for building or facing walls, and flushwork decoration.
- Langdale axe industry - The Langdale axe industry is the name given by archaeologists to specialised stone tool manufacturing centred at Great Langdale in England's Lake District during the Neolithic period.
- Lithic technology - Lithic technology refers to a broad array of techniques and styles in archaeology, which are used to produce usable tools from various types of stone. The earliest stone tools were recovered from modern Ethiopia and were dated to between two-million and three-million years old.
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- Online Peabody Museum www
Online exhibit of a large number of stone tools. Peabody Museum.
- Provides Arrowhead Museum www
Provides an online gallery of lithics and hand tools, Museum, and offers identification, authentication and consulting services. Arrowhead Museum.
- Paper Digital Crabtree www
Paper presenting a computer simulation of Folsom fluting. Crabtree. By Tony Baker. Digital Crabtree.
- Photographs Oklahoma Stone Tools and Arrowheads www
Photographs of arrowheads and other artifacts from Northeastern Oklahoma. Oklahoma Stone Tools and Arrowheads.
- An Southern Ontario Projectile Points www
An illustrated typology with artifact descriptions presented by the London Chapter of the Ontario Archaeological Society. Southern Ontario Projectile Points.
- Sells Lithic Casting Lab.Com www
Sells casts and pictures of projectile points. Lithic Casting Lab.Com.
- Identification Archaeological Guide to Chert Types of East-Central Illinois www
Identification guide to the types of chert exploited by the prehistoric people of east-central Illinois. Guide to Chert Types of East-Central Illinois. By Lenville J. Stelle and Thomas Duggan. Archaeological Guide to Chert Types of East-Central Illinois.
- Arrowheads Neil's Texas Indian Artifacts www
Arrowheads and Stone Age tools. Texas Indian Artifacts. Archaic flint knives, axes, and spear points. Neil's Texas Indian Artifacts.
- Photographs Arroweb1 www
Photographs of a personal collection of stone tools from Arizona and Texas. Arroweb1.
- A Finding Arrowheads www
A basic guide to arrowhead hunting. Finding Arrowheads.
- Photo Texas Arrowheads and Indian Artifacts www
Photo gallery of arrowhead and artifact types found in Texas with information provided on lithic technology. Texas Arrowheads and Indian Artifacts.
- Pictures Gunner Jim's Arrowheads www
Pictures of a personal collection of arrowheads, Jim's Arrowheads, spear points, and stone tools, found while surface artifact hunting in Middle and West Tennessee. Gunner Jim's Arrowheads.
- Collection Indie's Page O' Points www
Collection of points from Texas. Indie's Page O' Points.
- An Embeddedness of Lithic Technology www
An article by Leland C. Lithic Technology. Bement that describes using stone tools to reconstruct Folsom mobility and subsistence practices on the Southern Plains. Embeddedness of Lithic Technology.
- Dedicated Arrowheadology www
Dedicated to the study of arrowheads, Arrowheadology, Indian artifacts and early man. Includes forums, galleries, a trading post and archives. Arrowheadology.
- Categorized ArchNet - Lithics www
Categorized directory of annotated links. ArchNet - Lithics.
- Compiled Projectile Point Types: Neverending Draft Bibliography www
Compiled by Michael Pfeiffer. Projectile Point Types: Neverending Draft Bibliography.
- A Stone Age Reference Collection www
A reference program containing information about the typology, Age Reference Collection, technology and raw materials and of the Stone Age. Stone Age Reference Collection.
- Collections The Dirt Brothers www
Collections of thousands of pictures of arrowheads and other lithics, Dirt Brothers, mainly from Texas. The Dirt Brothers.
- An Stone Artifacts of the North Carolina Piedmont www
An amateur archaeologist's look at lithic artifacts found in the North Carolina Piedmont. Stone Artifacts of the North Carolina Piedmont.
- Extensive The Lithics Site www
Extensive listing of links to information and resources of interest to lithic analysts and other archaeologists, Lithics Site, maintained by Hugh W. Jarvis, University at Buffalo. The Lithics Site.
- Searchable FlintSource www
Searchable database of samples of flint and other siliceous raw materials collected by Rengert Elburg and Paul van der Kroft in Central Europe. FlintSource. Search by location or type. FlintSource.
- Portion Geoarchaeology in the Canadian Prairie Ecozone www
Portion of a larger study of the cultural adaptations in the Canadian prairie. the Canadian Prairie Ecozone. Overview of geoarchaeology investigations. Geoarchaeology in the Canadian Prairie Ecozone.
- A Geoarchaeology in Iowa www
A set of educational pages presented as part of the Iowa State Archaeologist's site. Geoarchaeology in Iowa.
- A Lithic Usewear Investigation Report www
A report by Cameron M. Usewear Investigation Report. Smith that examines and quantifies the use-related modification observed on an assemblage of obsidian artifacts collected at the Harney Dune site located in southern Oregon. Lithic Usewear Investigation Report.
- Compiled Projectile Point Use-Wear Bibliography www
Compiled by John Dockall. Projectile Point Use-Wear Bibliography.
- A The Obsidian Clock www
A press release from the Oak Ridge National Laboratory reporting that by using secondary ionization mass spectrometry, Obsidian Clock, experimental calibration, and sophisticated modeling methods; is developing a technique to accurately determine when an obsidian tool was crafted. The Obsidian Clock.
- Organization International Association for Obsidian Studies (IAOS) www
Organization with the goal of providing access to resources that will be of use to the international community of researchers working with obsidian glass. Association for Obsidian Studies (IAOS). Features articles, news, membership details, bibliography, and links to related sites. International Association for Obsidian Studies (IAOS).
- An Ecological Role of Prehistoric Humans www
An overview of how populations altered ecosystems and extinguished species prior to developing advanced technology. Ecological Role of Prehistoric Humans.
- Offers Reflections on Prehistory www
Offers an overview of prehistory ranging from topics on early hominids to regional discussions of prehistory in the Near East and the American Southwest. Reflections on Prehistory.
- Transoxiana Homo Faber or Homo Symbolicus www
Transoxiana 8. Faber or Homo Symbolicus. The question asked is why beginning in the sixth millennium we find such a fascination with copper jewelry and small axes considering that copper tools are less efficient than those made of stone. Homo Faber or Homo Symbolicus.
- A An Archaeological Guide to Historic Artifacts of the Upper Sangamon Basin www
A visual guide by Lenville J. Archaeological Guide to Historic Artifacts of the Upper Sangamon Basin. Stelle for those interested in identifying and dating 19th and 20th century artifacts common to the American Midwest. An Archaeological Guide to Historic Artifacts of the Upper Sangamon Basin.
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