The application of acetate pels in lithic use-wear analysis
1984 (Swedish)In: Archaeometry, ISSN 0003-813X, Vol. 26, no 1, 13-24 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
The possible use of plastic replicas in lithic use wear anaysis is explored. It can be shown that within the existing observational techniques involving metallographic light microscopes with magnifications up to 400 x that plastic replicas of flint surfaces replicate the surface at a very detailed level. It is detailed enough to permit analysis of microwear traces and can thus be used as substitutes for original tool surfaces when they for different reasons are not available and when the surface to be inspected is to curved to admit scanning with light microscope. It can also be shown that white, ligth reflecting flint surfaces is easier analyzed using a replica surface.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Oxford, 1984. Vol. 26, no 1, 13-24 p.
Use-wear analysis, acetate peels
Research subject Archaeology
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-74717DOI: 10.1111/j.1475-4754.1984.tb00317.xOAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-74717DiVA: diva2:102627