Lithic Technology


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Lithic Technology
techniques and styles used to produce tools from various types of materials
Why study stone tools
-one of the earliest and most durable artifacts available to study
-development of tool types and changes in technology of tool production reflect patterns of human behavior
-discarded waste product of knapping
-studied to understand tool production techniques
Characteristic of flint and glass
-breaks with a sharp edge
-elastic (bends doesn't shatter)
-strength and hardness
-breaks equally well in any direction