Match!
Michael Wilson
Kent State University
ArtVisual artsArchaeologyPrehistoryHafting
6Publications
1H-index
2Citations
What is this?
Publications 6
Newest
#1Michelle R. Bebber (KSU: Kent State University)H-Index: 5
#2Michael Wilson (KSU: Kent State University)H-Index: 1
Last. Metin I. Eren (KSU: Kent State University)H-Index: 6
view all 6 authors...
Abstract Why, despite over 30,000 years of ceramic technology and tool diversity documented in the archaeological record – including examples of knapped ceramic scraping tools – was the ceramic arrowhead never invented? Here, we first review the use of ceramic projectile technology and tool use in the archaeological record. Then, via controlled ballistics tests, we investigate whether functional constraints played a role in this global non-invention. By creating “best case” and “worst case” mode...
Source
#1Anna Mika (KSU: Kent State University)H-Index: 1
#2Kat Flood (KSU: Kent State University)H-Index: 1
Last. Metin I. Eren (KSU: Kent State University)H-Index: 6
view all 10 authors...
Before Europeans arrived to Eastern North America, prehistoric, indigenous peoples experienced a number of changes that culminated in the development of sedentary, maize agricultural lifeways of varying complexity. Inherent to these lifeways were several triggers of social stress including population nucleation and increase, intergroup conflict (warfare), and increased territoriality. Here, we examine whether this period of social stress co-varied with deadlier weaponry, specifically, the design...
1 CitationsSource
#1Metin I. Eren (KSU: Kent State University)H-Index: 6
#2Michelle R. Bebber (KSU: Kent State University)H-Index: 5
Last. Mary Ann Raghanti (KSU: Kent State University)H-Index: 23
view all 7 authors...
Abstract The ethnographic account of an Inuit man manufacturing a knife from his own frozen feces to butcher and disarticulate a dog has permeated both the academic literature and popular culture. To evaluate the validity of this claim, we tested the basis of that account via experimental archaeology. Our experiments assessed the functionality of knives made from human feces in controlled conditions that provided optimal conditions for success. However, they were not functional. While much resea...
Source
#1Corey Lowe (KSU: Kent State University)H-Index: 1
#2Andrew Kramer (Community College of Philadelphia)H-Index: 1
Last. Metin I. Eren (KSU: Kent State University)H-Index: 6
view all 6 authors...
Abstract Ground stone projectile points can be found throughout the global archaeological record, but why they were selected for by prehistoric foragers has received little attention. Additionally, modern archaeological experiments have increasingly used ground points in lieu of knapped ones. Here, we present an experiment testing whether there is a difference between ground, percussion flaked, and pressure flaked points in terms of impact durability. Our three groups were similar in form, raw m...
Source
#1Michael WilsonH-Index: 1
#2Metin I. ErenH-Index: 6
#1Michelle R. BebberH-Index: 5
#2Michael WilsonH-Index: 1
1