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Fire effects on flaked stone, ground stone, and other stone artifacts [Chapter 4]Author(s): Krista Deal
Source: In: Ryan, Kevin C.; Jones, Ann Trinkle; Koerner, Cassandra L.; Lee, Kristine M., tech. eds. Wildland fire in ecosystems: effects of fire on cultural resources and archaeology. Gen. Tech. Rep. RMRS-GTR-42-vol. 3. Fort Collins, CO: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station. p. 97-111.
Publication Series: General Technical Report (GTR)
Station: Rocky Mountain Research Station
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DescriptionLithic artifacts can be divided into two broad classes, flaked stone and ground stone, that overlap depending on the defining criteria. For this discussion, flaked stone is used to describe objects that cut, scrape, pierce, saw, hack, etch, drill, or perforate, and the debris (debitage) created when these items are manufactured. Objects made of flaked stone include projectile points, knives, drills, scrapers, planes, burins, gravers, spokeshaves, choppers, saws, cores, flakes, fish hooks, hoes, and hand axes, among others. These were commonly made from chert, flint, chalcedony, petrified and opalized wood, slate, siltsone, mudstone, quartz, quartzite, obsidian, basalt, metamorphic rocks, and vitrified and welded tuff.
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CitationDeal, Krista. 2012. Fire effects on flaked stone, ground stone, and other stone artifacts [Chapter 4]. In: Ryan, Kevin C.; Jones, Ann Trinkle; Koerner, Cassandra L.; Lee, Kristine M., tech. eds. Wildland fire in ecosystems: effects of fire on cultural resources and archaeology. Gen. Tech. Rep. RMRS-GTR-42-vol. 3. Fort Collins, CO: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station. p. 97-111.
Keywordscultural resources, heritage resources, archaeology, fire regime, fire environment, fuels management, fire management, fire planning, wildfire, prescribed fire, First-Order fire effects, Second-Order fire effects, Third-Order fire effects, Burned Area Emergency Rehabilitation (BAER), fire severity, traditional cultural knowledge (TKE), cultural landscapes
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