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Title: Early Prehistoric Flint Mining in Europe: a Critical Review of the Radiocarbon Evidence

Creator:

Consuegra, Susana ; Díaz-del-Río, Pedro

Date issued/created:

2018

Resource Type:

Article

Subtitle:

Between History and Archaeology : papers in honour of Jacek Lech

Publisher:

Archaeopress Archaeology

Place of publishing:

Oxford; England

Description:

ill. ; 29 cm

Abstract:

This paper presents the first comprehensive database for radiocarbon dates from European flint mines, result of reviewing a considerably dispersed literature. The database contains 476 radiocarbon dates relating to 56 mines in 14 European countries. Out of all, we have selected the earliest dates in order to review their quantity and quality. Our analysis suggests that Mesolithic and early Neolithic radiocarbon dates for European flint mines are few in number, many have unclear or poorly reported contexts, and most have samples of questionable quality. We conclude that efforts should be directed towards obtaining a better radiocarbon dataset, based on contextual precision, sample quality, and statistical robustness of radiocarbon sequences

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1

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8

Language:

eng

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

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