Lithic Technologies in Sedentary Societies

edited by Rachel A. Horowitz and Grant S. McCall

 “The editors have developed a significant new topic that will have broad implications to archaeologists across the world.”
—Peter Bleed, emeritus professor, University of Nebraska–Lincoln

 

Lithic Technologies in Sedentary Societies examines lithic technology from ancient societies in Mesoamerica, the Near East, South Asia, and North America, showcasing the important contributions in-depth lithic analysis can make to the study of sedentary societies around the world. Using cutting-edge analytical techniques these case studies address difficult anthropological questions concerning economic, social, and political issues, as well as global trends in lithic production.

Lithic analysis focused on sedentary societies, especially in places like Mesoamerica, has previously been neglected mostly because of the high frequency of informal tools, but such bias limits the ways in which both lithic production and economic organization are investigated. Bringing the importance of studying such technologies to the fore and emphasizing the vital anthropological questions that lithics can answer, Lithic Technologies in Sedentary Societies is a valuable resource for scholars and students of lithic technology and sedentary, complex societies.

Contributors: Fumi Arakawa, Mary A. Davis, James Enloe, Dan Healan, Francesca Manclossi, Theodore Marks, Jayur Madhusudan Mehta, Jason S. R. Paling, Steve Rosen, John Whittaker

Rachel A. Horowitz is a lecturer in the Department of Anthropology at Appalachian State University. Her research interests include lithic technology, technological organization, economic organization, and the Maya. Her work has been published in several journals and edited volumes including American Antiquity, Paleoanthropology, Journal of Field Archaeology, and Journal of Archaeological Sciences: Reports.

Grant S. McCall is executive director of the Center for Human-Environmental Research and associate professor in the Department of Anthropology at Tulane University. His research interests include stone tool technology, human evolution, rock art research, hunter-gatherer ethnology, African prehistory, and political philosophy. He is also the editor of Lithic Technology.

Imprint: University Press of Colorado

Book Details

  • Hardcover Price: $69.00
  • Hardcover ISBN: 978-1-60732-890-2
  • Ebook Price: $55.00
  • 30-day ebook rental price: $25.50
  • EISBN: 978-1-60732-892-6
  • Publication Month: May
  • Publication Year: 2019
  • Pages: 274
  • Illustrations: 78
  • Discount Type: Short
  • Author: edited by Rachel A. Horowitz and Grant S. McCall
  • ECommerce Code: 978-1-60732-890-2