1st Edition

Folsom Technology and Lifeways

ISBN 9781611320596
Published March 1, 2002 by Routledge
464 Pages

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Book Description

This volume is an extensive collection of chapters discussing Folsom artifacts and sites, as well as innovative experiments undertaken to understand Folsom technology and lifeways. Public and private collections of Folsom artifacts were brought together with professional and amateur lithic analysts and knappers in an attempt to determine how the ancient stone tools were made and used. In addition, Folsom Technology and Lifeways summarizes interaction among knappers and analysts, and the attempts to replicate specific artifact types represented. It is a unique volume in that it examines the variation present in technology and behavior across a wide range of Folsom localities.

Table of Contents

1. J. Clark and M. Collins, The Folsom Workshop Conferences

2. B. Huckell and J. D. Kilby, Folsom Point Production at the Rio Rancho Site, New Mexico

3. P. LeTourneau and T. Baker, The Role of Obsidian in Folsom Lithic Technology

4. M. Kornfeld, Folsom Technological Organization in the Middle Park of Colorado: a Case for Broad Spectrum Foraging

5. S. Ahler, G. Frison, and M. McGonigal, Folsom and Other Paleoindian Artifacts in the Missouri River Valley, North Dakota

6. E. Gryba, Evidence of the Fluted Point Tradition in Western Canada

7. L. Bement, Pickin' Up the Pieces: Folsom Projectile Point Re-sharpening Technology

8. J. Morrow and T. Morrow, Exploring the Clovis-Gainey-Folsom Continuum: Technological and Morphological Variation in Midwestern Fluted Points

9. D. Amick, Manufacturing Variation in Folsom Points and Fluted Preforms

10. J. Clark, Failure as Truth: an Autopsy of Crabtree's Folsom Experiments

11. T. Baker, Digital Crabtree: Computer Simulation of Folsom Fluting

12. G. Titmus, An Analysis of the Folsom Preform

13. P. Geib and S. Ahler, Considerations in Folsom Fluting and Evaluation of Hand Held Indirect Percussion

14. K. Rozen, A Quantitative Experiment Concerning Folsom Fluting Methods and Fluting 'Success'

15. B. Patten, Solving the Folsom Fluting Problem

16. E. Gryba, The Case for the Use of Heat Treated Lithics in the Production of Fluted Points by Folsom Knappers

17. M. Root, "...Heat Treatment and Knife River Flint Folsom Point Manufacture

18. J. Gero, Phenomenal Points of Folsom

19. P. Wilke, Bifacial Flake-Core Reduction Strategies and Related Aspects of Early Paleoindian Lithic Technology

20. S. Ahler and P. Geib, Why the Folsom Point Was Fluted: Implications from a Particular Technofunctional Explanation

21. J. Janetski, Modeling Folsom Mobility

22. J. Hofman, High Points in Folsom Archaeology

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