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The reality of reduction experiments and the GIUR: reply to Eren and Sampson

Hiscock, Peter; Clarkson, Christopher J


There is no ambiguity in the existing empirical support for a GIUR as a robust predictor of mass lost from flakes through unifacial retouching. We demonstrate why the GIUR is a reliable method for inferring mass loss, in appropriate circumstances, and why it is a more powerful predictor of mass loss than touted competitors. We explain why Eren, M.I., Sampson's, G. [2009. Kuhn's geometric index of unifacial stone tool reduction (GIUR): does it measure missing flake mass? J. Archaeol. Sci.]...[Show more]

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Date published: 2009
Type: Journal article
Source: Journal of Archaeological Science
DOI: 10.1016/j.jas.2009.03.019


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