An Analysis of Debitage at Kosapsom Park Site (DCRU 4)
AbstractIn this paper, lithic debitage from the Kosapsom Park site (DcRu-4) in Victoria, British Columbia is analyzed in order to investigate the use of local raw materials and stone tool manufacturing methods over the past 3000 years in the area around the Gorge waterway. An analysis of broken flakes and shatter produced strong evidence for late stages of tool manufacture and retouch. An analysis of cortex cover and dorsal flake scars revealed the presence of early, middle, and late stages of lithic reduction. Therefore, the debitage from Kosapsom reveals an entire sequence of tool manufacture, from core reduction to eventual retouch.
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