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Contents List of Figures List of Tables Preface Jacques Tixier 1. Experimentation and Interpretation in Mesoamerican Lithic Technology Kenneth G. Hirth 2. The Behavioral Model in Maya Core-Blade Technology: A Historical View Payson Sheets 3. A Review of Twentieth-Century Mesoamerican Obsidian Studies John E. Clark 4. Blade-Making Techniques from the Old World: Insights and Applications to Mesoamerican Obsidian Lithic Technology Jacques Pelegrin 5. Mexica Blade Making with Wooden Tools: Recent Experimental Insights Gene L. Titmus and John E. Clark 6. Handheld Prismatic Blade Manufacture in Mesoamerica J. Jeffrey Flenniken and Kenneth G. Hirth 7. Pecked and Scored Initiations: Early Classic Core-Blade Production in the Central Maya Lowlands Rissa M. Trachman and Gene L. Titmus 8. Measurable Flintknapping Peter Kelterborn 9. The Maya Eccentric: Evidence for the Use of the Indirect Percussion Technique in Mesoamerica from Preliminary Experiments Concerning Their Manufacture Gene L. Titmus and James C. Woods 10. Alternative Techniques for Producing Mesoamerican-Style Pressure Flaking Patterns on Obsidian Bifaces Kenneth G. Hirth, Gene L. Titmus, J. Jeffrey Flenniken, and Jacques Tixier 11. From the Quarry Pit to the Trash Pit: Comparative Core-Blade Technology at Tula, Hidalgo, and the Ucareo Obsidian Source Region Dan Healan 12. The Kaminaljuyu Production Sequence for Obsidian Prismatic Blades: Technological Characteristics and Research Questions Kenneth G. Hirth 13. The Xochicalco Production Sequence for Obsidian Prismatic Blades: Technological Analysis and Experimental Inferences Kenneth G. Hirth, Bradford Andrews, and J. Jeffrey Flenniken 14. Biface Production and Craft Specialization: A View from Sierra de las Navajas, Hidalgo Alejandro Pastrana and Kenneth G. Hirth 15. Measuring Prehistoric Craftsman Skill: Contemplating Its Application to Mesoamerican Core-Blade Research Bradford Andrews 16. Craftsmanship and Craft Specialization John E. Clark 17. Experimentation and Interpretation in Mesoamerican Lithic Technology: A Look to the Future Kenneth G. Hirth, Peter Kelterborn, Jacques Pelegrin, and Bradford Andrews Appendix A: Bibliography of Quarry Studies John E. Clark Appendix B: Publication History of Major Journals John E. Clark Appendix C: Bibliography of Dissertations and Theses John E. Clark Appendix D: Combined Bibliography of Journal Samples, Dissertations, and Theses John E. Clark Appendix E: Bibliography of Replication and Ethnographic Studies John E. Clark Appendix F: Explanation of the Cases Documented in Table 16.2 John E. Clark References List of Contributors Index
Library of Congress Subject Headings for this publication: Indians of Mexico Implements Congresses, Indians of Central America Implements Congresses, Obsidian implements Mexico Congresses, Obsidian implements Central America Congresses, Flintknapping Mexico Congresses, Flintknapping Central America Congresses, Mexico Antiquities Congresses, Central America Antiquities Congresses