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By Wm. Jack Hranicky

The archaeological concentrate on a unmarried geographical sector bargains a chance to offer projectile element typology as a microtechnology even supposing the various varieties have frequent distributions. the world of the center Potomac River Valley provides a actual artefact assortment for a view of prehistory.
This quantity, which include a number of hundred pictures of the research, artefacts and archaeological examine compiled and recorded from over 30 years of labor within the quarter, contains:
-an assessment of the center Potomac River Valley archaeology together with the peoples and websites;
-new info and interpretations for the lithic know-how of the world; and
-classification and typology of artefacts together with the use of projectile aspect, awl, celt, drill, and knife implements.
This paintings should be of significant curiosity to prehistory archaeologists, specially these operating within the center Atlantic zone of the United States.

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However, the profession must realize that archaeology in the 20 th century was, for the most part. based on a white, male, middle class value system (Hranicky 2002a). Indian ways and support are very important to the 21 st century archaeology. The archaeological profession needs to become more involved in Indian actIVItIes concerning their history; a mutual understanding of methods would be beneficial to both groups. The Indian oral histories and their application to archaeology are discussed throughout this publication.

Now water-covered, this area had lagoons, estuaries, and barrier islands, much like North Carolina's coast today. It extended the coastal plain approximately 11 miles. There are Paleoindian sites on the continental shelf. Geoarchaeology - archaeological geology; application of concepts and methods of the geosciences to archaeological research and methods. It uses techniques and approaches from geomorphology (physical geology), crystallchemical structures (mineral composition), sedimentology (alluvial deposits), pedology (soil formation), stratigraphy (layers and artifacts), and geochronology (dating) to interpret sites, artifactual contexts, and their environmental conditions; it is the application of geological principles to solve archaeological problems (Hranicky 2002a).

Tool Assembly - any combination of tools or collection of tool parts that are assembled collectively to perform a single function (Figure 22), such as spear and atlatl, bow and arrow, or axe. Assembly can also refer to parts needed to make a tool, such as grooving, fluting, grinding, etc. Toolmaking - curation and process used to produce a tool in a specific society. Work - controlled expended energy to accomplish a specific task. For lithic teclmology, work is performed with a tool. Work is applied to a target area on an object.

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