Scandinavian Flint - an Archaeological Perspective

Research output: Book/ReportBook


The book presents a classification system for Scandinavian flint for use by archaeologists. Flint types are described and evaluated in terms of knappability, limitations posed by nodule size, and prehistoric availability. Flint formation, geographic distribution of flint sources, provenience studies, and patination are discussed in detail.


Research areas and keywords

Subject classification (UKÄ) – MANDATORY

  • Archaeology


  • flint sources, raw material, flintknapping
Original languageEnglish
PublisherAarhus Universitetsforlag
Number of pages158
ISBN (Print)978-87-7934-278-1
Publication statusPublished - 2007
Publication categoryResearch

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Deborah Olausson, Anders Högberg & Richard Hughes, 2017 Sep 1, The Exploitation of Raw Materials in Prehistory: Sourcing, Processing and Distribution. Pereira, T., Terradas, X. & Bicho, N. F. (eds.). Cambridge: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, p. 98-112 15 p.

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Deborah Olausson & Anders Högberg


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