Lithic technological systems and evolutionary theory / edited by Nathan Goodale, Hamilton College, William Andrefsky, Jr., Washington State University
- New York, NY, USA : Cambridge University Press, 2015.
- Physical Description:
- xix, 297 pages ; 27 cm
- Additional Creators:
- Goodale, Nathan, 1977-, Andrefsky, William, Jr., 1955-, and Society for American Archaeology. Annual Meeting (74th : 2009 : Atlanta, Ga.)
- Part I. Lithic Technological Systems and Evolutionary Theory. 1. Interpreting lithic technology under the evolutionary tent / William Andrefsky Jr. and Nathan Goodale -- Part II. Culture History and Phylogenetic Evolution. 2. Graphing evolutionary pattern in stone tools to reveal evolutionary process / R. Lee Lyman ; 3. Theory in archaeology : morphometric approaches to the study of fluted points / Michael Shott ; 4. Innovation and natural selection in Paleoindian projectile points from the American Southwest / Todd L. VanPool, Michael J. O'Brien, and R. Lee Lyman -- Part III. Applications of Behavioral Ecology to Lithic Studies. 5. A case of extinction in Paleoindian archaeology / Charlotte Beck and George T. Jones ; 6. The North China Nanolithic / Robert L. Bettinger, Christopher Morgan, and Loukas Barton ; 7. When to retouch, haft, or discard? : modeling optimal use/maintenance schedules in lithic tool use / Chris Clarkson, Michael Haslam, and Clair Harris ; 8. Procurement costs and tool performance requirements : determining constraints on lithic toolstone selection in Baja California Sur / Jennifer M. Ferris ; 9. A model of lithic raw material procurement / Raven Garvey ; 10. Artifacts as patches : the marginal value theorem and stone tool life histories / Steven L. Kuhn and D. Shane Miller ; 11. Signals in stone : exploring the role of social information exchange, conspicuous consumption, and costly signaling theory in lithic analysis / Colin P. Quinn -- Part IV. Cultural Transmission and Morphology. 12. An analysis of stylistic variability of stemmed obsidian tools (mata'a) on Rapa Nui (Easter Island) / Carl P. Lipo, Terry L. Hunt, and Brooke Hundtoft ; 13. Cultural transmission and the production of material goods : evolutionary pattern through measuring morphology / Nathan Goodale, William Andrefsky Jr., Curtis Osterhoudt, Lara Cueni, and Ian Kuijt ; 14. What Steward got right : technology, work organization, and cultural evolution / Nathan E. Stevens ; 15. Evolution of the slate tool industry at Bridge River, British Columbia / Anna Marie Prentiss, Nathan Goodale, Lucille E. Harris, and Nicole Crossland.
- "Stone tool analysis relies on a strong background in analytical and methodological techniques. However, lithic technological analysis has not been well integrated with a theoretically informed approach to understanding how humans procured, made, and used stone tools. Evolutionary theory has great potential to fill this gap. This collection of essays brings together several different evolutionary perspectives to demonstrate how lithic technological systems are a by-product of human behavior. The essays cover a range of topics, including human behavioral ecology, cultural transmission, phylogenetic analysis, risk management, macroevolution, dual inheritance theory, cladistics, central place foraging, costly signaling, selection, drift, and various applications of evolutionary ecology"--
- 9781107026469 hardback and 1107026466 hardback
- "This volume is an outgrowth of a symposium organized for the 74th Annual Society for American Archaeology meeting in Atlanta, Georgia, titled Evolutionary Approaches to Understanding Stone Technologies as a Byproduct of Human Behavior"--Contents page.
- Bibliography Note:
- Includes bibliographical references and index.
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