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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12. Necked specimens. Another item found at this site that was produced by pecking was a rim fragment from a stone bowl. This piece was found in LU-V, and according to ceramic criteria it presents a convex-out orientation. It seems to have been globular in outline, similar to some of the predominant shapes observed in Ostionoid wares from the site. It did not show any form of decoration such as incisions or pecked in®ections, but presented a great degree of grinding that provided it with its overall form.

Nature of the Sample The present study considers the production of utilitarian stone items at Paso del Indio (PDI). This site is adequate for addressing the issue at hand for several reasons. , Oliver 2001; Rouse 1992; Siegel 1992), thus offering an opportunity to deal with this period from a diachronic perspective. Also, by comparing these materials at a single location, one is able to eliminate differential availability of raw materials as a source for artifactual variation since the same local material sources were equally accessible for all the peoples that occupied this valley through time.

Finally, another purpose could have been that the process of segmenting an ovoid nodule produces two potential conical segments, a morphology that eases ®aking operations. After splitting the nodule into two segments, ®akes were extracted following a parallel ®aking format similar to the one previously described for the cobble slicing technique. 7). As was the case in the core slicing technique, ®akes tend to be extracted by applying the blow in line with a ridge producing ®akes with plano-convex cross sections.

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