Assignment #2

Assignment #2 - Assignment#2 Method Section My flake was...

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Assignment #2 Method Section : My flake was made from obsidian and became thinner as you approached the working edge. The activity I chose to do was scraping (scrape off material with the working edge of the implement held at a right angle to the worked material. Move in one direction pulling towards your body) my flake against a number two pencil. I did two hundred and ten strokes before I felt that I had adequate data about how my flake was affected based on how I scraped the pencil. Results Section : The result on my flake was nearly unchanged; however, the edge became much duller after the scraping activity. The dimensions remained similar except the width went down by about 1-2 millimeters. When I first began my scraping, the edge drastically became dull, but as I went on, the edge did not change as much as it had in the first twenty strokes. I think that occurred because obsidian is really sharp for a couple of strokes but then becomes dull unless re-sharpened, so it was already dull after the first
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This note was uploaded on 02/23/2011 for the course ANT 003 taught by Professor Hale during the Winter '08 term at UC Davis.

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Assignment #2 - Assignment#2 Method Section My flake was...

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