The first in-depth analysis of post-Stone-Age tools. Rosen provides the first comprehensive typology and description of post-Neolithic tools allowing for the easy identification of lithic materials. For lithics specialists of all geographical regions, he offers insightful interpretive essays on the organization of production and distribution, tool function, style, and the complex relationship between lithic and metal technology. Over 100 illustrations.
chapter 1 Preface chapter 2 Lithic Analysis in the Metal Ages: A Preview chapter 3 Analytic Approaches chapter 4 A Typology of Stone Tools chapter 5 The Organization of Production and Distribution chapter 6 Function chapter 7 Style chapter 8 The End of the Stone Age chapter 9 References chapter 10 Index