Orton, J. (2008). A useful measure of the desirability of different raw materials for retouch within and between assemblages:. J Archaeol Sci 35 (4). Vol 35(4), pp. 1090-1094.

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A useful measure of the desirability of different raw materials for retouch within and between assemblages:
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the raw material retouch index (RMRI)
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J Archaeol Sci 35 (4)
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Journal of Archaeological Science
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35 (4)
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1090 - 1094
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Due to their predictable fracture and the quality of the edge that can be produced on them, fine-grained raw materials such as chert have long been favoured by prehistoric toolmakers for the production of relatively small retouched artefacts. It is common to find far higher frequencies of retouch in such materials than is the case in all other rock types. In order to quantify the desirability of different materials for retouch the author proposes a simple index relating the frequency of retouched tools in a raw material to the frequency of that material in the entire assemblage. It is suggested that, using the `raw material retouch index' (RMRI), one can compare relative raw material desirability both within and between assemblages.
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Jayson Orton
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2008
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Prehistoric (Auto Detected Temporal)
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URI: http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/journal/03054403
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23 Jul 2008