WasteFlake Definition
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The WasteFlake Project is a starting point for conversations on the cross-discipline investigations of the intersection between culture and science.

It is called WasteFlake for one or several of the following reasons:

  1. A "wasteflake" is archaeological jargon for the sharp stone fragments produced when someone creates a stone tool. As such, they are the oldest existing artifact known to have been created by our oldest human and nonhuman ancestors.
  2. In a perfect world, if all of the wasteflakes from one manufacturing episode were found, they could be refit together to create the original block of stone with a void where the stone tool would fit.
  3. Detritis and context were taken
  4. It makes a great CamelCase (cache) word
  5. Two long "a" sounds together are swell

Created by system. Last Modification: Saturday 20 of September, 2003 14:39:16 EDT by steve.