Object

Title: Late Mesolithic dwelling object in Pomorsko (Western Poland)

Creator:

Kobusiewicz, Michał (1939- ) ; Kabaciński, Jacek

Date issued/created:

1991

Resource Type:

Article

Subtitle:

Przegląd Archeologiczny T. 38 (1991)

Publisher:

Instytut Archeolgoii i Etnologii Polskiej Akademii Nauk

Place of publishing:

Wrocław

Description:

ill. ; 29 cm

Abstract:

The object under discussion is a kind of dugout dwelling partially sunk into dune sands. It was located on top of a dune in an area that was attractive to hunters and gatherers because it bordered by a lake with a large ice-marginal valley nearby. Bones associated with hearths within the dugout indicate that hunting red-deer and roe-deer had been one of the basic means of sustenance of the single family which exploited the dwelling over at least several seasons. Radiocarbon dates as well as the typology and technology o f the flint assemblage found with the dugout point toa Late Mesolithic (Atlantic) age for the dwelling. Burned human bones found in the hearth, obviously treated along with the animal remains as kitchen vaste, suggest that cannibalism had been practiced at the site. Inside the dugout a cash of pre-cores and cores of flint was found, as well as traces of hematite powder (ochre), probably imported from Rydno (Central Poland). Wear-traces analysis of the flint suggests it was used for processing animal tissue

Relation:

Przegląd Archeologiczny

Volume:

38

Start page:

5

End page:

15

Format:

application/pdf

Resource Identifier:

oai:rcin.org.pl:60707 ; 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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