The reality of reduction experiments and the GIUR: reply to Eren and Sampson
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]
|Collections||ANU Research Publications|
|Source:||Journal of Archaeological Science|
|01_Hiscock_The_reality_of_reduction_2009.pdf||302.24 kB||Adobe PDF||Request a copy|
Items in Open Research are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated.