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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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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.

As previously noted (Walker et al. 2002), the purpose of this reduction protocol seems to have been threefold. First of all, it served for economizing purposes, as it resulted in the creation of two potential cores with straight platforms from only one parent mass, and as a result the amount of ®akes that could be obtained from a single nodule could be doubled. Also, the process of splitting a nodule into two halves served for creating two decorticated surfaces, in which the applied blows were much more predictable and, thus, ef¤cient, because their trajectory nor their force was diffused by the pillow effect which is created by cortex on percussion platforms.

These handheld pieces tend to present faceted ablations in one or two opposing margins and battering wear at their extremes. Their faceted margins usually have a convex outline thus leading some to suggest their use in a rocking motion (Walker 1985a). In addition to edge grinders, Archaic sites have also produced a large array of grain and, probably, tuber-processing tools, such as manos and end-battered stones. Also, these sites often contain discoid nutting stones with a pitted depression in the center of one or both of their faces, coupled with peripheral battering around its margins.

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