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Search for: [Abstract = "The Neolithic mine of striped flint at Krzemionki is situated in Central Poland, on the north\-eastern fringe of the Holy Cross \(Świętokrzyskie\) Mountains, near the Kamienna river. Known under the name of Krzemionki Opatowskie it is among the best preserved prehistoric flint mines in Europe, along with Grimes Graves, Cissbury and Harrow Hill in England, Rijckholt – St. Geertruid in the Dutch Limburg, Defensola in Italy and Borownia in Poland\; it is considered the greatest monument of prehistoric culture in Central Europe. 2012 marked the ninetieth anniversary of its discovery. The anniversary coincided with a series of publications devoted to the mine. The Author enters into a polemic with one of them – an article titled Krzemionki Opatowskie – blaski i cienie prehistorycznych kopalń krzemienia pasiastego jako obiektu turystycznego \(Summary\: Krzemionki Opatowskie. Advantages and Disadvantages of Prehistoric Banded Flint Mines as Tourist Sights\), written by Marek Zalewski, an archaeologist from the State Archaeological Museum in Warsaw, and former participant in excavations of the mine. The discussed article appeared in print in Poland, in 2012."]

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