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dc.contributor.authorLee, Craig
dc.contributor.authorNeeley, Michael
dc.contributor.authorMitchell, Mark
dc.contributor.authorKornfeld, Marcel
dc.contributor.authorO'Connor, Crae
dc.date.accessioned2017-07-17T18:35:46Z
dc.date.available2017-07-17T18:35:46Z
dc.date.issued2016-07
dc.identifier.citationCraig M. Lee, Michael Neeley, Mark D. Mitchell, Marcel Kornfeld & Crae O'Connor (2016): Microcores and microliths in Northwestern Plains and Rocky Mountain front lithic assemblages, Plains Anthropologist, DOI: 10.1080/00320447.2015.1112677en_US
dc.identifier.urihttps://scholarworks.montana.edu/xmlui/handle/1/13315
dc.description.abstractMicrocores and microliths have been identified in archaeological sites in Montana, Wyoming, and North Dakota. While clearly the product of patterned reduction yielding flakes with roughly parallel sides, the cores seldom produced regular flake removals, suggesting a high degree of variability in the resulting microliths. This irregular pattern of reduction contrasts with classic microblade cores from higher latitudes, where uniformity of microblades was desired. When noted by field archaeologists, microcores are variously described as conical or circular scrapers as well as microcores or microblade cores. They occur in low frequencies in several time periods and are seldom identified with associated production debitage let alone microliths. This article examines microlith manufacture and microcore discard in the Northwestern Plains and adjacent regions and proposes that the technology fulfilled a specialized role in the organization of lithic technology linked to the infrequent manufacture of specialty items.en_US
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.publisherPlains Anthropological Societyen_US
dc.rights© Plains Anthropological Society 2015en_US
dc.subjectNorthern Plainsen_US
dc.subjectLithicsen_US
dc.subjectMicrocoresen_US
dc.titleMicrocores and Microliths in Northwestern Plains and Rocky Mountain Front Lithic Assemblagesen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
mus.citation.extentfirstpage136en_US
mus.citation.extentlastpage158en_US
mus.citation.issue238en_US
mus.citation.journaltitlePlains Anthropologisten_US
mus.citation.volume61en_US
mus.identifier.categorySocial Sciencesen_US
mus.identifier.doihttp://dx.doi.org/10.1080/00320447.2015.1112677en_US
mus.relation.collegeCollege of Letters & Scienceen_US
mus.relation.departmentSociology and Anthropology.en_US
mus.relation.universityMontana State University - Bozemanen_US
mus.data.thumbpage6en_US


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