Anthropology and Classical Studies Faculty Research

Title

Stage versus Continuum in the Debris Assemblage from Production of a Fluted Biface

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

Spring 1996

Abstract

Ordinarily we regard the lithic reduction sequence as a series of stages, but it may instead be a continuum. Using the debris assemblage generated in producing a fluted biface broadly of Gainey affinity, in which each flake was numbered in order of removal, this study evaluates stage and continuous approaches as models of reduction. Stages are not evident, despite the use of several methods to identify them. Instead, a multiple regression model identifies dorsal scar count, flake weight, and platform width as significant predictors of removal order in the reduction continuum.

Publication Title

Lithic Technology

Volume

21

Issue

1

First Page

6

Last Page

22