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Other Ground Tools A stationary version of the channeled stone associated with the Elenan components of the site (LU-V) was recovered. I originally identi¤ed this tool type among the LH materials at La Hueca site. In PDI, the channeled stone was produced from a large fossiliferous limestone slab, presenting a linear incision with a round bottom that extended across one of its faces. This incision was around 10 mm in width, 6 mm in depth, and 42 cm long presenting similar dimensions to those obtained from the LH context of La Hueca site, which had an average width of 7 mm and depth of 5 mm (Rodríguez Ramos 2001a).
Flakes made by the cobble slicing technique. tical platforms and no dorsal cortex cover, with the exception of the ®akes that are removed from the two ends of the cobble face, which preserve cortex in either one of their margins. 5). 6). , wood) rather than stone. An advantage of this practice would have been the lessening of the cushioning effect (Shafer 1973) created when ®aking hard materials handheld, thus minimizing hinge and step fracturing of the pieces. By resting the cores over a surface, the knappers also increased ®aking ef¤ciency by having more control over the ®aking angle.
According to Rouse (1992, 1999), the LH manifestation represents a subseries that was an offshoot of the Cedrosan Saladoid, separating from them in the northern Lesser Antilles. Roe (1999) argued that the existence of these LH peoples was short-lived, as they were raided by the Cedrosans who captured their women and eliminated their men, thus explaining why ZIC wares have been found in Hacienda Grande components on the island. Based on a comparative analysis that I conducted on the lithics from these two early ceramic components, I concur with Chanlatte Baik’s view, and concluded that their lithic production behaviors indicated the presence of mutually distinct traditions of stone working (Rodríguez Ramos 1999a, 2001a).
Ancient Borinquen: Archaeology and Ethnohistory of Native Puerto Rico 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