publication . Article . 2009

Stone Tool Production-Distribution Systems at Huizui, China

Anne Ford;
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  • Published: 01 Sep 2009 Journal: Internet Archaeology (issn: 1363-5387, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: University of York
Different ground stone tool production-distribution systems have been proposed as present at the site of Huizui in the Yiluo River Basin, central China, during the Erlitou period (1900-1500 BC). The current study used an economic approach to identify if differences could be observed between the systems. Using efficiency as the main parameter for comparison; raw material procurement and on-site production were investigated. Raw material procurement was shown to be efficient for all of the tool types studied, with particular focus on distance to source and the functional and extractive properties of the raw materials. Efficiency in production was less clear, with ...
free text keywords: archaeology, stone tools, raw material, production, lithic technology, Erlitou, China, Early Bronze Age, Archaeology, CC1-960
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