Pathways to Prismatic Blades


Book Details

Publisher  The Cotsen Institute of Archaeology Press
Publication Date   December 1, 2002
ISBN  0917956990
Pages  150

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This volume explores the social and economic processes involved in the manufacture of obsidian prismatic blades, one of the sharpest cutting instruments ever produced in the prehistoric world. Focusing on ancient Mesoamerica, contributors examine the variation in the way the blades were manufactured and the causes behind their variation.

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