Lithic Raw Material Assemblage at the OSA

by Mark L. Anderson and Daniel G. Horgen
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Welcome to the Lithic Raw Material Assemblage web page. We have created an electronic version of our in-house lithic raw material assemblage, which is the primary resource for lithic identification and analysis of chipped stone tools and debitage. This assemblage is based on macroscopic identification elements including geological references, physical samples, mapped source locations, and a Visual Basic Script (VBS) lithics program, all combined to form a GIS based system for comprehensive state-wide lithic identification and analysis. Regular updates will occur to these pages as our assemblage grows.

Figure 1. Lithic Identification of a typical archaeological assemblage
Figure 1. Lithic identification of a typical archaeological assemblage.