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Title:

Flint Mining among the Early Farming Communities of Central Europe

Subtitle:

Przegląd Archeologiczny T. 28 (1981)

Creator:

Lech, Jacek

Publisher:

Polska Akademia Nauk. Instytut Historii Kultury Materialnej

Place of publishing:

Wrocław

Date issued/created:

1981

Description:

ill. ; 29 cm

Subject and Keywords:

Neolithic -- central Europe ; Neolithic communities ; Neolithic flint mines ; flint -- raw material -- procurement ; Neolithic mining tools

Abstract:

This paper discusses the main deposits of the siliceous rocks in Central Europe and its vicinity, and the methods of their exploitation among the earliest farming communities. The meaning of the terms “deposit”, “mine”, and “mining” in the context of studies of the primitive communities is considered. The methods of extracting the raw materials, from the simple stholes to underground galleries, are distinguished and they are illustrated with examples of the mining workings. The chronology of mining of the siliceous rocks in Central Europe, based on 14C dates, is presented and compared with 14C dating for other regions of prehistoric mining in Europe. It is shown that the beginnings of mining of the early farming communities are connected with LBK (Danubian I) in the second half of the 5th Mill.b.c. The development of mining of the siliceous rocks lasts through the 4-3 Mill.b.c. and its decline takes place around the middle of the 2nd Mill.b.c.

Relation:

Przegląd Archeologiczny

Volume:

28

Start page:

5

End page:

55

Resource Type:

Article

Format:

application/pdf

Resource Identifier:

0079-7138

Source:

IAiE PAN, call no. P III 149 ; IAiE PAN, call no. P III 272 ; IAiE PAN, call no. P III 353 ; click here to follow the link

Language:

eng

Rights:

Rights Reserved - Free Access

Terms of use:

Copyright-protected material. May be used within the limits of statutory user freedoms

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:

Ministry of Science and Higher Education ; Activities popularizing science (DUN)

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