levallois in the United States

The Western Hemisphere. General term for the Americas following their discovery by Europeans, thus setting them in contradistinction to the Old World of Africa, Europe, and Asia.

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Re: levallois in the United States

Post by Minimalist » Thu Sep 03, 2009 1:33 pm

Try right clicking on it and select "view image" or "show image"
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Re: levallois in the United States

Post by rick doninger » Thu Sep 03, 2009 6:23 pm

The only thing in the piece you can't see is the end of the core. I have cores of this type from indiana and Tenn.

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Re: levallois in the United States

Post by rick doninger » Thu Sep 10, 2009 4:53 am

It is reported that dr. Broster will begin testing the Townsend Farm materials on the 24th and the Univ. of Tenn. @ Knoxville has committed to a field school at the farm.

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Re: levallois in the United States

Post by Minimalist » Thu Sep 10, 2009 10:00 am

rick doninger wrote:The only thing in the piece you can't see is the end of the core. I have cores of this type from indiana and Tenn.

I'm sure all the veterans here understand the concept of a "core", Rick, but for the newbies who read but don't post, the idea of a "core" is a large (but not so large that it can't be transported) piece of workable stone ( flint, chert, etc) which is used as a source. Striking the core will result in usuable flakes which can then be worked into a tool. A core will have many obvious marks where it has been struck.
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Re: levallois in the United States

Post by Rokcet Scientist » Thu Sep 10, 2009 7:22 pm

Minimalist wrote: I'm sure all the veterans here understand the concept of a "core"
Of course we do! :shock:
I handle 'm every week! 8)

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Re: levallois in the United States

Post by Digit » Fri Sep 18, 2009 4:24 pm

Or.....earlier, e.g. Neanderthal.
Or maybe not jw. HSN were a regional development, in theory I can see no reason why the Americas could not do the same if Erectus got there. Time will tell!

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Re: levallois in the United States

Post by Minimalist » Sat Sep 19, 2009 12:11 pm

Digit wrote:
Or.....earlier, e.g. Neanderthal.
Or maybe not jw. HSN were a regional development, in theory I can see no reason why the Americas could not do the same if Erectus got there. Time will tell!

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Multi-Regionalism is always out there to annoy the OOA crowd, eh Roy?
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Re: levallois in the United States

Post by Digit » Sat Sep 19, 2009 12:12 pm

Thankfully, yes Min!!

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Re: levallois in the United States

Post by JSteen » Sat Sep 19, 2009 3:50 pm

Minimalist wrote:
I'm sure all the veterans here understand the concept of a "core", Rick, but for the newbies who read but don't post, the idea of a "core" is a large (but not so large that it can't be transported) piece of workable stone ( flint, chert, etc) which is used as a source. Striking the core will result in usuable flakes which can then be worked into a tool. A core will have many obvious marks where it has been struck.
Hello, I normally lurk but I did want to just quickly quote this (hope I did it right) and say thanks for the explanation. We newbies might be quiet but we are here reading and extra info here and there is helpful.

Thanks!

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Re: levallois in the United States

Post by MichelleH » Sat Sep 19, 2009 6:39 pm

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Re: levallois in the United States

Post by JSteen » Sat Sep 19, 2009 6:48 pm

MichelleH wrote:Welcome JSteen! Glad to see you made it in.... :D
Thanks Michelle, I'm happy to be here. These boards cover everything I find most interesting and the crowd seems very knowledgeable. :D

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Re: levallois in the United States

Post by Minimalist » Sat Sep 19, 2009 7:31 pm

the crowd seems very knowledgeable.

Well....you have to watch out for some of us.
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Re: levallois in the United States

Post by Digit » Sun Sep 20, 2009 6:24 am

Welcome aboard, but don't start Min on religion!!! :lol:

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Re: levallois in the United States

Post by JSteen » Sun Sep 20, 2009 9:52 am

Digit wrote:Welcome aboard, but don't start Min on religion!!! :lol:

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haha. I noticed it's a contentious subject with diverse points of view. :D

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Re: levallois in the United States

Post by Digit » Sun Sep 20, 2009 10:06 am

True, but you will have noticed that Min and I can argue without it getting nasty.
Same with politics.

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