Lithic analysts have been criticized for being atheoretical intheir approach, or at least for not contributing to buildingarchaeologicaltheory. This volume redresses that balance. InStone Tools,renowned lithic analysts employ explicitlytheoretical constructs toexplore the archaeological record and usethe lithic database toestablish its points. Chapters discusscuration, design theory,replacement of stone with metal, piecerefitting, and projectilepoint style.