The Sollberger Distribution: Analysis and Application of a Tool Reduction Sequence

UNCG Author/Contributor (non-UNCG co-authors, if there are any, appear on document)
Joel D. Gunn, Lecturer (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
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Abstract: On September 4, 1976, J. B. Sollberger gave a demonstration in the art of biface manufacture to the members of the STAA. Recognizing this as a veritable gold mine of lithic information, we Collected the knapping debris from this exhibition for subsequent analysis. The purpose of this experimental study was primarily two-fold: (1) to study the distributional properties of lithic debris from the manufacture of one biface to detect what useful limitations can be placed on field screening, (1. e., what percent of analyzable information is being lost by use of the 1/4" or 1/8" mesh screen, and (2) to devise a standard against which the character of archaeological sites could be judged and the nature and extent of the major technological activity could be established.

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La Tierra 3(4), pp.2-8.
Language: English
Date: 1976
Biface manufacture, STAA, lithic debris, biface, field screening limitations, mesh screens

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