Ancient Borinquen: Archaeology and Ethnohistory of Native by Dr. Peter E. Siegel Ph.D., Peter G. Roe, Joshua M. Torres,

By Dr. Peter E. Siegel Ph.D., Peter G. Roe, Joshua M. Torres, John G. Jones, Dr. Lee A. Newsom, Deborah M. Pearsall, Jeffrey B. Walker, Susan D. deFrance, Karen F. Anderson-Córdova, Anne V. Stokes, Daniel P. Wagner

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Forms. Some of these cobbles seem to have been broken along an internal ¤ssile plane, and then used that natural ®at facet as a striking platform. Then, a sequence of ®akes is detached in slices along the perimeter of the thinner face of the core rather than on its longest axis. This explains why both single and inverted platform cores are always of lesser length than width. The ¤rst slice begins with the detachment of a primary ®ake from the ridge that marks the con®uence of two adjacent cobble faces (corner struck ®akes).

The ¤rst of these consisted of the collection of ®at discoid pebbles that were alternately ®aked at two opposite extremes in order to isolate notched sections, which were then ground. Walker (1985b) has indicated that these pieces were anvil-rested during their production, but I have also produced them simply by handheld freehand ®aking.

5). 6). , wood) rather than stone. An advantage of this practice would have been the lessening of the cushioning effect (Shafer 1973) created when ®aking hard materials handheld, thus minimizing hinge and step fracturing of the pieces. By resting the cores over a surface, the knappers also increased ®aking ef¤ciency by having more control over the ®aking angle. 6. Cores made by the cobble slicing technique. straight pro¤le and diffuse bulbs. In this case, I do not think this core support was actually done on a stone anvil, as distal crushing was not observed in the cores or the ®akes.

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