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Amerind
SYNONYMS OR RELATED TERMS: Amerindian
CATEGORY: culture
DEFINITION: An abbreviated term for American Indian, used to distinguish American aborigines from inhabitants of India.
basal grinding
CATEGORY: lithics
DEFINITION: The grinding of projectile points at their base and lower edges (so that the lashings will not be cut), a Paleo-Indian cultural practice. Basal thinning obtains the same result through the removal of small chips instead of grinding.
grinder
CATEGORY: artifact
DEFINITION: A tool, machine, etc. used for grinding something
grinding
CATEGORY: artifact
DEFINITION: A method of stoneworking employed in the smoothing of an edge or surface by rubbing it with a hammerstone or other abrader prior to use. Performed on projectiles or blades so that hafting materials (lashings) would not be cut by sharp edges of the base. Also commonly referred to as Basal Grinding when the base and sides of the stem have been ground.
grinding stone
CATEGORY: lithics
DEFINITION: Any lithic (stone) artifact used to process plant for food, medicines, cosmetics, or pigments. The grinding was done on a flat or concave surface.
grindstone
CATEGORY: artifact
DEFINITION: A revolving stone used to sharpen or polish by grinding.
rind
CATEGORY: artifact
DEFINITION: The deeply patinated or weathered surface of a nodule or other piece of stone, flint, chert or other material.

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