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Title: Palaeolithic chert mining in Egypt

Subtitle:

Archaeologia Polona Vol. 33 (1995)

Publisher:

Institute of Archaeology and Ethnology Polish Academy of Sciences

Place of publishing:

Warszawa

Description:

ill. ; 24 cm

Type of object:

Journal/Article

Abstract:

Ongoing research in the Nile valley, between Asyut and Qena, by the Belgian Middle Egypt Prehistoric Project of Leuven University has led to the discovery of a high number of Palaeolithic chert exploitation sites. Field evidence indicates that from the Acheulean on, man extracted chert from pits. During the Middle Palaeolithic, extraction ditches were introduced, while during the early Upper Palaeolithic period underground mining was practised

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Relation:

Archaeologia Polona

Volume:

33

Start page:

11

End page:

30

Detailed Resource Type:

Article

Format:

application/octet-stream

Resource Identifier:

0066-5924

Source:

IAiE PAN, call no. P 357 ; IAiE PAN, call no. P 358 ; IAiE PAN, call no. P 356 ; click here to follow the link

Language:

eng

Rights:

Creative Commons Attribution BY-SA 3.0 PL license

Terms of use:

Copyright-protected material. [CC BY-SA 3.0 PL] May be used within the scope specified in Creative Commons Attribution BY-SA 3.0 PL license, full text available at: ; -

Digitizing institution:

Institute of Archaeology and Ethnology of the Polish Academy of Sciences

Original in:

Library of the Institute of Archaeology and Ethnology of the Polish Academy of Sciences

Projects co-financed by:

Operational Program Digital Poland, 2014-2020, Measure 2.3: Digital accessibility and usefulness of public sector information; funds from the European Regional Development Fund and national co-financing from the state budget.

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