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Title: Flexibility and Creativity in Microblade Core Manufacture in Southern Primorye, Far East Russia
Authors: Doelman, Trudy
Keywords: microblade technology
volcanic glass
Far East Russia
LC Subject Headings: Prehistoric peoples--Asia--Periodicals.
Prehistoric peoples--Oceania--Periodicals.
East Asia--Antiquities--Periodicals.
Issue Date: 2008
Publisher: University of Hawai'i Press (Honolulu)
Citation: Doelman, T. 2008. Flexibility and Creativity in Microblade Core Manufacture in Southern Primorye, Far East Russia. Asian Perspectives 47 (2): 352-70.
Series/Report no.: Volume 47
Number 2
Abstract: The purely typological approach to microbIade technology often obscures the range of variability seen in the creative and flexible ways microblade cores were prepared and the reasons behind this variability. There is a real need to understand the situational context of microblade production and move the focus of investigation on to the microblades themselves, as these are the key components of an effective riskreduction strategy. Combining a typological and technological approach to study standardization in core preparation and the resulting microblades made from volcanic glass within a known geological context has shown that key characteristics of both are vital to the successful implementation of this technological approach. KEYWORDS: microblade technology, typology, risk, volcanic glass, Far East Russia.
ISSN: 1535-8283 (E-ISSN)
0066-8435 (Print)
Appears in Collections:Asian Perspectives, 2008 - Volume 47, Number 2 (Fall)

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