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Title: Archaeometric study of some functional tools from the Sąspów and Wierzbica ‘Zele’ flint mines sites

Subtitle:

Archaeologia Polona Vol. 54 (2016)

Publisher:

Institute of Archaeology and Ethnology Polish Academy of Sciences

Place of publishing:

Warszawa

Description:

ill. ; 24 cm

Abstract:

In the present work, an archaeometric approach was used to investigate a sample of the functional tools collected from the Sąspów, Cracow district, and Wierzbica ‘Zele’, Radom district, flint mines sites. The investigated collection was completed on four non-use-worn specimens. The presence of areas enriched in iron (Fe) compounds has been noticed on the surfaces of all the specimens. They were analyzed by optical microscopy (OM) and scanning electron microscopy (SEM) coupled with an energy dispersive X-ray analysis system (EDS). Data sets were statistically evaluated using similarity analysis (DA, CA, MDS). The results indicated the variables that best discriminate the investigated flint artifacts collection in terms of either anthropoghenic or non-anthropoghenic nature of the residues preserved on their surfaces.

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Relation:

Archaeologia Polona

Volume:

54

Start page:

137

End page:

150

Format:

application/pdf

Resource Identifier:

oai:rcin.org.pl:63439 ; 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

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Institute of Archaeology and Ethnology of the Polish Academy of Sciences

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