lithic industries

Broader Term: processing of basic materials17 Documents

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This category includes information on the technologies used in working stone including information on materials and types of stone used and products not elsewhere described. Methods of shaping stone (e.g., chipping, pecking, grinding); materials used; products not elsewhere described; special stone industries (e.g., carving of tombstones and monuments); specialized personnel and organization; types of lithics manufactured; special types; description and classification of lithics; temporal and spatial variations and trends in stoneworking technology.

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