Tostevin Blade Flake Models

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Hunstiger, Matthew D


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This dataset consists of flake models representing an experimental archaeological reduction. This Tostevin Blade reduction was knapped by Gilbert B. Tostevin. It and its related flakes are housed at the University of Minnesota's Department of Anthropology Evolutionary Anthropology Labs. These models are of the flakes that were created, or knapped off, as Tostevin made that blade reduction. They were created for the purpose of studying scar directionality in archaeological chipped stone analysis, and formed part of the experimental side of a dissertation by Matthew D. Hunstiger.


Dataset consists of one ZIP archive containing 30 virtual flake models, each represented by one OBJ file with an accompanying MTL file, for 60 total files. The flakes were scanned with a NextEngine Inc.’s Desktop 3D Scanner SD (standard definition) or HD (high definition), and then virtually assembled using 3D Systems' Inc. Geomagic Design X and Verify. These models can be viewed with a variety of software, for example

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Hunstiger, Matthew. (2016). Three Dimensional Aggregate Flake Scar Analysis and Hominin Behavior at Tabun Cave, Israel. Retrieved from the University of Minnesota Digital Conservancy.



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Hunstiger, Matthew D. (2016). Tostevin Blade Flake Models. Retrieved from the Data Repository for the University of Minnesota (DRUM),
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