Pathways to Prismatic Blades
Edited by Kenneth Hirth and Bradford Andrews
The obsidian prismatic blade is one of the sharpest cutting implements ever produced in the prehistoric world. This volume explores the social and economic processes involved in its manufacture in ancient Mesoamerica. Contributors examine the variation in the way obsidian prismatic blades were manufactured across Mesoamerica and the causes behind this variation. The volume contributes to a broader understanding of prehistoric stone tool production and craft specialization in the ancient world.
Subjects: Lithics, Mesoamerica, craft specialization
Publication Date: 2002
Series: Monograph 45
Publisher: Cotsen Institute of Archaeology
Price: US $9.98