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Lithic Technological Analysis of the Thin-butted Flint Axe

Olausson, Deborah LU (1983) In Acta Archaeologica 53(1982). p.88-121
Abstract
Thin-butted flint axes are one of the most frequently occurring types in Scandinavian prehistory. While most of the type's morphological features show a narrow range of variation, the length of whole thin-butted axes can vary from 11 to 47 cm. The object of the article is to apply various methods of lithic analysis, including edge-wear analysis and experiment, to explain this variation. In examining artifact characteristics which have functional importance, it is possible to explore many wider issues having to do with social-cultural variation.
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Neolithic flint axes, experimental archaeology, lithic technology
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Acta Archaeologica
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53
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1982
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88 - 121
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Institute of Archaeology, Copenhagen
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0065-101X
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English
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  series       = {Acta Archaeologica},
  title        = {Lithic Technological Analysis of the Thin-butted Flint Axe},
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  year         = {1983},
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