This preliminary typology of Aztec formal chipped stone tools was created taking into account the context in which the lithics were recovered, their morphology, and manufacturing processes. The typology defines six categories of stone tools: ornately decorated bifaces (this includes ceremonial lithic artifacts), projectile points, scrapers, perforators, denticulates, and other. The thesis also includes an analysis of 10 previously unanalyzed Aztec lithic assemblages. When taken together the typology and lithic analysis provide a summary description of the Aztec lithic industry.
|Advisor:||Brown, Clifford T.|
|School:||Florida Atlantic University|
|School Location:||United States -- Florida|
|Source:||MAI 51/01M(E), Masters Abstracts International|
|Subjects:||Archaeology, Latin American history, Latin American Studies, Native American studies|
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