The reality of reduction experiments and the GIUR: Reply to Eren and Sampson

Hiscock, Peter and Clarkson, Chris (2009) The reality of reduction experiments and the GIUR: Reply to Eren and Sampson. Journal of Archaeological Science, 36 7: 1576-1581. doi:10.1016/j.jas.2009.03.019

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Author Hiscock, Peter
Clarkson, Chris
Title The reality of reduction experiments and the GIUR: Reply to Eren and Sampson
Journal name Journal of Archaeological Science   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0305-4403
1095-9238
Publication date 2009-07
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1016/j.jas.2009.03.019
Open Access Status
Volume 36
Issue 7
Start page 1576
End page 1581
Total pages 6
Editor J. P. Grattan
C. O. Hunt
R. G. Klein
Th. Rehren
Place of publication London, U.K.
Publisher Academic Press
Language eng
Formatted abstract
There is no ambiguity in the existing empirical support for a GIUR as a robust predictor of mass lost from flakes through unifacial retouching. We demonstrate why the GIUR is a reliable method for inferring mass loss, in appropriate circumstances, and why it is a more powerful predictor of mass loss than touted competitors. We explain why Eren, M.I., Sampson's, G. [2009. Kuhn's geometric index of unifacial stone tool reduction (GIUR): does it measure missing flake mass? J. Archaeol. Sci.] arguments are faulty and why researchers should use the GIUR in preference to other methods of estimating the extent of unifacial retouch.
© 2009 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
Keyword Experimental archaeology
Unifacial stone tools
Lithics
Unifacial retouch
GIUR
Geometric Index of Unifacial Reduction
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status UQ

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
Collection: School of Social Science Publications
 
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