use wear analysis
A method of identifying the functions of tools by closely examining their working surfaces and edges.
Definition source: Wikipedia
Book Review: Archaeological and Anthropological Sciences by L. Shillito, E. Fairnell and H. S. Williams (eds)
An Experimental Programme for the Collection and Use of Retouching Tools Made on Diaphyseal Bone Splinters
Review: International Workshop, An Integration of Use-Wear and Residue Analysis for the Identification of the Function of Archaeological Stone Tools
The international workshop, titled An integration of use-wear and residues analysis for the identification of the function of archaeological stone tools, took place in Rome between 5-7 March, 2012 at the Sapienza University and at the National Council of Research (CNR)..