Flint and stone in the neolithic period /

Lithic artefacts were an intrinsic part of Neolithic life both in terms of everyday practical use and in ritual/symbolic mode. Archaeologists and prehistorians studying the Neolithic period recognise this, and accordingly, strive to maximise relevant data recovery and subsequently exploit the availa...

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Other Authors: Saville, Alan.
Format: eBook
Published: Oxford ; Oakville, Conn. : Oxbow Books, ©2011.
Series:Neolithic Studies Group seminar papers ; 11.
Online Access:CONNECT
Table of Contents:
  • Cover; Foreword by the Co-ordinators of the Neolithic Studies Group; Preface and acknowledgements; List of contributors; 1. Neolithic lithic studies: what do we know, what do we want to know?; 2. The Levallois-like approach of Late Neolithic Britain: a discussionbased on fi nds from the Stoneyhill Project, Aberdeenshire; 3. The felsite quarry complex of Northmaven: observationsfrom a fact-fi nding mission to Shetland; 4. The Sweet Track, Somerset, and lithic scatters: walking the land, collecting artefacts, and discovering the earliest Neolithic community.
  • 5. New discoveries at the Mynydd Rhiw axehead production site6. Stonehenge, looking from the inside out: a comparative analysisof landscape surveys in southern Britain; 7. Shining water, shifting sand: exotic lithic materialfrom Luce Sands, southwest Scotland; 8. Seamer axeheads in southern England; 9. Neolithic territories and lithic production: some examplesfrom the Paris basin and neighbouring regions; 10. Why do people use exotic raw materials? The case ofobsidian in the Near East during the Halaf period; 11. Polished rectangular fl int knives
  • elaboration or replication?
  • 12. Burning issues: fi re and the manufacture of stone toolsin Neolithic Britain13. A shot in the dark? Interpreting evidence for prehistoric confl ict; 14. Prehistoric extraction: further suggestions from ethnography; 15. 'Shiny and colourful': raw material selection and the productionof edge tools in Late Neolithic Makriyalos, Greece; 16. Ideology and context within the European fl int-mining tradition.