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An index of invasiveness for the measurement of unifacial and bifacial retouch: a theoretical, experimental and archaeological verification

Clarkson, Christoper J

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Archaeologists are increasingly in need of quantitative measures of stone artefact retouch. Existing techniques fail to provide a generic measure of retouching for all chipped stone artefacts. A fast and reliable index is proposed which measures retouch in terms of the invasiveness of flake scars on the surfaces of complete stone artefacts. Unlike other measures, the index of invasiveness is well suited to the analysis of bifacially worked artefacts such as bifacial points and bifaces....[Show more]

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Date published: 2002
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/72634
Source: Journal of Archaeological Science
DOI: 10.1006/jasc.2001.0702

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