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150 pages

71 figures, 7 tables (colour throughout)

Published Feb 2021

Archaeopress Archaeology


Paperback: 9781789697117

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Mines; Mining; Siliceous Rocks; Poland; Eastern Europe; Mediterranean; Neolithic; Bronze Age

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From Mine to User: Production and Procurement Systems of Siliceous Rocks in the European Neolithic and Bronze Age

Proceedings of the XVIII UISPP World Congress (4-9 June 2018, Paris, France) Volume 10 Session XXXIII-1&2

Edited by Françoise Bostyn, François Giligny, Peter Topping

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Presents papers from Parts 1 and 2 of Session XXXIII of the 18th UISPP World Congress (Paris, June 2018). The first part, 'Siliceous rocks: procurement and distribution systems', looks at production systems and the diffusion of mining products, while the second, 'Flint mines and chipping floors...', focuses on knapping activities.



Introduction ;
Cantacorbs: Recovering a forgotten Neolithic site in the Prades Mountains (Rojals, Montblanc, NE Iberia) – Juan Luis Fernández-Marchena, José Ramón Rabuñal, Gala García-Argudo, Diego Lombao, María Soto, Josep Vallverdú ;
The use of landscape and geo-resources at microregional scale during the later part of the Late Glacial in the south-eastern part of the Ryczów Upland (Polish Jura) – Magdalena Sudoł-Procyk, Maciej T. Krajcarz ;
‘Ostroga’ in Ruda Kościelna (Central Poland) – the oldest point of banded flint exploitation? – Janusz Budziszewski, Witold Grużdź, Michał Jakubczak, Michał Szubski ;
‘Chocolate’ flint mining from Final Palaeolithic up to Early Iron Age – a review – Dagmara H. Werra, Katarzyna Kerneder-Gubała ;
Copper Age lithic workshop on Mount Doc, Segusino-Treviso, North-eastern Italy: Preliminary report on new research – Rossella Duches, Emanuela Gilli, Marco Peresani ;
La minière à silex néolithique de Lisle « les Sablons » (Loir-et-Cher, France). Premiers résultats de 3 campagnes de fouille de 2016 à 2018 – Harold Lethrosne, Olivia Dupart, Clément Recq ;
Neolithic quarries and knapping in northern Corsica. The rhyolite deposit of Alzu Plateau – Adrien Reggio, Nadia Ameziane-Federzoni ;
Ateliers de taille, habitats et sites d’extraction du silex de la fin du Ve au IIIe millénaire avant notre ère dans le bassin minier Marne et Morin (Seine-et-Marne) – Véronique Brunet ;
Borownia upon the River Kamienna (Poland) – a prehistoric mine of striped flint in light of the first excavations – Jacek Lech

About the Author

Françoise Bostyn is currently Professor at the University of Paris 1-Panthéon-Sorbonne. She specialises in the European Neolithic and works particularly on lithic industries, from the characterisation of resources and procurement systems, especially from flint mines, to the abandonment of tools within domestic settlements. ;

François Giligny has been Professor of Archaeological Methodology at Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne University since 2009. Experienced in preventive archaeology, he conducts research and excavations in the Paris basin. ;

Peter Topping is a Visiting Fellow at Newcastle University. His expertise lies in the analysis of multiperiod landscapes, and his main research interest is the European Neolithic period.