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An Examination of Theories on Lithic Reduction Methods in Swiderian Technology


 
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1. Title Title of document An Examination of Theories on Lithic Reduction Methods in Swiderian Technology - Technology of Early Settlement in Northern Europe
 
2. Creator Author's name, affiliation, country Witold Grużdź; Cardinal Stefan Wyszynski University, Warsaw, Poland;
 
3. Subject Discipline(s) Archaeology
 
4. Subject Keyword(s) Early and Middle Mesolithic Northern Europe; transmission of knowledge and culture; early technology; early social networks
 
5. Subject Subject classification pre-history of Northern Europe
 
6. Description Abstract The following research is focused on Swiderian blade technology occurring in Poland at the end of Late Palaeolithic. It is a comparative study of lithic refitting research performed on few excavation sites which results were published by various authors. By comparing operation sequences recorded at these Swiderian sites methods of blade production are presented. The study discusses mostly opposed platform cores and different variants of their reduction. This is due to the fact that it was a most commonly recorded debitage on Swiderian sites and therefore the history of research has been strongly focused on such forms. Additionally, the study includes discussion on Swiderian technology seen through perspective of different experimental flintknappers.
 
7. Publisher Organizing agency, location Equinox Publishing Ltd
 
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9. Date (YYYY-MM-DD) 30-Apr-2018
 
10. Type Status & genre Peer-reviewed Article
 
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12. Format File format PDF
 
13. Identifier Uniform Resource Identifier https://journals.equinoxpub.com/books/article/view/30725
 
14. Identifier Digital Object Identifier 10.1558/equinox.30725
 
15. Source Journal/conference title; vol., no. (year) Equinox eBooks Publishing; Technology of Early Settlement in Northern Europe
 
16. Language English=en EN
 
18. Coverage Geo-spatial location, chronological period, research sample (gender, age, etc.) Northern Europe,
Early and Middle Mesolithic
 
19. Rights Copyright and permissions Copyright 2014 Equinox Publishing Ltd