Anthro Dep't Info




The basic course sequence for developing a specialization in lithic technology is as follows:

Anthro-114A: Lithic Technology I, a broad survey of the fundamental concepts of lithic technology, including mechanical properties of tool stone; lithic heat treatment; prehistoric quarrying and mining strategies; elementary concepts of flaking stone; flake-core technologies; bipolar reduction; sequent-flake reduction strategies; pressure flaking; fluting; weaponry; specialized tool production; and the functioning of lithic technological systems.

Anthro-114B: Lithic Technology II, intensive study of blade-core technologies throughout the world; drilling of, and with, stone; production of soft-stone implements; axe industries; abrading tools; and the quarrying and production of millstones.

Anthro-114C: Lithic Analysis, devoted primarily to the analysis and interpretation of debitage assemblages and of lithic economic systems.


University of California, Riverside
  College of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences
    Department of Anthropology
        Lithic Technology Laboratory
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