Kathryn Weedman Arthur is an associate professor of anthropology who for the last twenty years has been working with the Gamo in Ethiopia on issues of heritage, craft specialization, and gender. Her work with Gamo communities has been published in leading peer-reviewed journals such as Science, and she has received such prestigious awards as the Gordon R. Willey Prize and the GAD Prize for Exemplary Cross-Field Scholarship.
"A highly significant contribution to archaeology and ethnoarchaeology, and likely the most detailed study of contemporary peoples who make and use stone tools."--Thomas R. Hester, Professor Emeritus, University of Texas at Austin
"The most important contribution to ethnographic and ethnoarchaeological research on stone tools in years. Arthur's attention to detail and focus on the culturally situated production and use of chipped stone makes this book invaluable to any archaeologist interested in craft production."--Zachary X. Hruby, Northern Kentucky University