Archaeological analysis of bedded-chert lithic procurement at the Warsaw Quarries, Coshocton County, Ohio

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dc.contributor.advisor Cochran, Donald R. (Donald Ray) en_US Diersen, Christopher J. en_US
dc.coverage.spatial n-us-oh en_US 2011-06-03T19:37:36Z 2011-06-03T19:37:36Z 1996 en_US 1996
dc.identifier LD2489.Z72 1996 .D54 en_US
dc.description.abstract The Warsaw Quarries of Coshocton County, Ohio, virtually ignored since Holmes' landmark papers of 1919, are investigated to achieve several goals: 1) to create a revised general typology of the material culture of bedded-chert lithic procurement sites; 2) to demonstrate that the occurrence of radiocarbon samples at lithic procurement sites is the norm rather than the exception; 3) to clarify the nature of activity at the site through a synthesis of functional and attribute analyses of material recovered from a peripheral spoils ridge; 4) to demonstrate that data collected at procurement sites by surface collection constitutes an insufficient database for analysis; 5) to test an hypothesis that the presumed absence of classic site elements (stratigraphy, diagnostic artifacts, dateable material) is incorrect. Since the completion of late 19`h and early 20`h century work in the field, analysis of quarry sites in North America has been limited to sporadic and usually very subject-specific research. By neglecting to evaluate the overall nature and function of lithic procurement sites, recent work has relegated lithic procurement to a sub-field of only secondary interest to archaeologists.
dc.description.sponsorship Department of Anthropology
dc.format.extent iv, 212 leaves : ill. ; 28 cm. en_US
dc.source Virtual Press en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Quarries and quarrying, Prehistoric. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Chert -- Ohio -- Coshocton County. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Prehistoric peoples -- Ohio -- Tools. en_US
dc.subject.other Warsaw Quarries Site (Ohio) en_US
dc.subject.other Coshocton County (Ohio) -- Antiquities. en_US
dc.title Archaeological analysis of bedded-chert lithic procurement at the Warsaw Quarries, Coshocton County, Ohio en_US Thesis (M.A.)
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