An Archaeologist's Guide to Chert and Flint

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Institute of Archaeology, University of California, 1992 - Social Science - 172 pages
The aim of this book is to draw together as much information as possible about flint and its properties. The author deals with the origin of chert and its chemical properties, its visible and mechanical properties, and describes the changes that occur in chert as a result of heat treating and natural processes such as weathering and patination. Two appendices outline procedures for chert source analysis projects, and provide basic information about chert types.

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The Nature of Chert
Origins of Chert

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