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Usewear on the platform: ‘use-flakes’ and ‘retouch-flakes’ from northern Australia and Timor

Chapter


Abstract


  • Small flakes from stone tools are often detached

    during use (‘use-flakes’) and edge modification

    (‘retouch-flakes’). Sometimes traces of use are

    preserved and indicate use along the external

    platform edge prior to detachment. Unlike complete

    tools, which may have been curated and

    used elsewhere, use-flakes and retouch-flakes

    potentially provide stronger evidence that the

    activities identified by use-wear traces on the

    lithic artefacts took place at the site where the

    flakes were recovered. This preliminary study

    examines the nature of hammer wear, usewear

    and residues on stone tools, ‘retouch-flakes’ and

    ‘use-flakes’ from sites in northern Australia and

    Timor.

Publication Date


  • 2014

Citation


  • Hayes, E. H., Fullagar, R. L. K., Clarkson, C. J. & O'Connor, S. (2014). Usewear on the platform: ‘use-flakes’ and ‘retouch-flakes’ from northern Australia and Timor. In C. Lemorini & S. Nunziante Cesaro (Eds.), An Integration of the Use-Wear and Residue Analysis for the Identification of the Function of Archaeological Stone Tools: Proceedings of the International Workshop, Rome, March 5th–7th, 2012 (pp. 77-90). England, UK: Archaeopress. http://www.archaeopress.com/Public/displayProductDetail.asp?id={9649BF35-1F27-4258-BBBD-536BB29C1166}

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/smhpapers/2737

Book Title


  • An Integration of the Use-Wear and Residue Analysis for the Identification of the Function of Archaeological Stone Tools: Proceedings of the International Workshop, Rome, March 5th–7th, 2012

Start Page


  • 77

End Page


  • 90

Place Of Publication


  • http://www.archaeopress.com/Public/displayProductDetail.asp?id={9649BF35-1F27-4258-BBBD-536BB29C1166}

Abstract


  • Small flakes from stone tools are often detached

    during use (‘use-flakes’) and edge modification

    (‘retouch-flakes’). Sometimes traces of use are

    preserved and indicate use along the external

    platform edge prior to detachment. Unlike complete

    tools, which may have been curated and

    used elsewhere, use-flakes and retouch-flakes

    potentially provide stronger evidence that the

    activities identified by use-wear traces on the

    lithic artefacts took place at the site where the

    flakes were recovered. This preliminary study

    examines the nature of hammer wear, usewear

    and residues on stone tools, ‘retouch-flakes’ and

    ‘use-flakes’ from sites in northern Australia and

    Timor.

Publication Date


  • 2014

Citation


  • Hayes, E. H., Fullagar, R. L. K., Clarkson, C. J. & O'Connor, S. (2014). Usewear on the platform: ‘use-flakes’ and ‘retouch-flakes’ from northern Australia and Timor. In C. Lemorini & S. Nunziante Cesaro (Eds.), An Integration of the Use-Wear and Residue Analysis for the Identification of the Function of Archaeological Stone Tools: Proceedings of the International Workshop, Rome, March 5th–7th, 2012 (pp. 77-90). England, UK: Archaeopress. http://www.archaeopress.com/Public/displayProductDetail.asp?id={9649BF35-1F27-4258-BBBD-536BB29C1166}

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/smhpapers/2737

Book Title


  • An Integration of the Use-Wear and Residue Analysis for the Identification of the Function of Archaeological Stone Tools: Proceedings of the International Workshop, Rome, March 5th–7th, 2012

Start Page


  • 77

End Page


  • 90

Place Of Publication


  • http://www.archaeopress.com/Public/displayProductDetail.asp?id={9649BF35-1F27-4258-BBBD-536BB29C1166}