ISBN-10:
0917956990
ISBN-13:
9780917956997
Pub. Date:
12/01/2002
Publisher:
Cotsen Institute of Archaeology Press
Pathways to Prismatic Blades: A Study in Mesoamerican Obsidian Core-Blade Technology

Pathways to Prismatic Blades: A Study in Mesoamerican Obsidian Core-Blade Technology

by Bradford Andrews, Kenneth Hirth
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Overview

This volume explores the social and economic processes involved in the manufacture of obsidian prismatic blades, one of the sharpest cutting instruments ever produced in the prehistoric world. Focusing on ancient Mesoamerica, contributors examine the variation in the way the blades were manufactured and the causes behind their variation.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780917956997
Publisher: Cotsen Institute of Archaeology Press
Publication date: 12/01/2002
Series: Monographs Series , #45
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 150
Product dimensions: 8.46(w) x 10.94(h) x 0.40(d)

About the Author

Kenneth Hirth is professor of anthropology at The Pennsylvania State University. Bradford Andrews is a research associate in anthropology at The Pennsylvania State University.

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