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dc.contributor.advisorHolliday, Vance T.en
dc.contributor.authorRichard, Andrew Justin
dc.creatorRichard, Andrew Justinen
dc.date.accessioned2015-06-12T17:45:14Zen
dc.date.available2015-06-12T17:45:14Zen
dc.date.issued2015en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10150/556853en
dc.description.abstractThis thesis uses experimental archaeology as a method to discover the functional differences between Clovis and Folsom projectile points filtered through a behavioral ecology paradigm. Porcelain is used as a substitute for tool stone for its consistency and control value. The experiment was devised to find out which technology, Clovis or Folsom, was more functional, had a higher curation rate and contributed to increased group subsistence. Paleoindian tool technology transitions can be seen as indicators for adaptation triggered by environmental conditions and changes in subsistence. Folsom technology, when compared to Clovis technology, was functionally superior in performance, refurbishment and curation. Technological design choices made by Folsom people were engineered toward producing a more functional tool system as a sustainable form of risk management. The Clovis Folsom Breakage Experiment indicates that Folsom tool technology was specifically adapted to bison subsistence based on increased functionality and curation.
dc.language.isoen_USen
dc.publisherThe University of Arizona.en
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dc.subjectClovisen
dc.subjectExperimental Archaeologyen
dc.subjectFolsomen
dc.subjectPaleoIndianen
dc.subjectProjectile Pointen
dc.subjectAnthropologyen
dc.subjectCeramic Projectile Pointsen
dc.titleClovis and Folsom Functionality Comparisonen_US
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dc.typeElectronic Thesisen
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Arizonaen
thesis.degree.levelmastersen
dc.contributor.committeememberKuhn, Steven L.en
dc.contributor.committeememberTowner, Ronald H.en
dc.description.releaseRelease after 5-May-2016en
thesis.degree.disciplineGraduate Collegeen
thesis.degree.disciplineAnthropologyen
thesis.degree.nameM.A.en
refterms.dateFOA2016-05-05T00:00:00Z
html.description.abstractThis thesis uses experimental archaeology as a method to discover the functional differences between Clovis and Folsom projectile points filtered through a behavioral ecology paradigm. Porcelain is used as a substitute for tool stone for its consistency and control value. The experiment was devised to find out which technology, Clovis or Folsom, was more functional, had a higher curation rate and contributed to increased group subsistence. Paleoindian tool technology transitions can be seen as indicators for adaptation triggered by environmental conditions and changes in subsistence. Folsom technology, when compared to Clovis technology, was functionally superior in performance, refurbishment and curation. Technological design choices made by Folsom people were engineered toward producing a more functional tool system as a sustainable form of risk management. The Clovis Folsom Breakage Experiment indicates that Folsom tool technology was specifically adapted to bison subsistence based on increased functionality and curation.


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