Specialiserat flinthantverk på Hisingen

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In this paper, the flint depositions at Tuve 46 are analysed. Here around 30 depositions containing several thousands of waste flakes were recovered together with flint tools such as large bifaces, thick-butted axes, spoon-shaped scrapers, bifacial points. It is suggested that specialized flint knappers from flint-rich areas in southern Scandinavia came to the site during the early Late Neolithic period (LN I). They brought suitable flint with them and produced tools and deposited the waste material.

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  • Archaeology

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  • Late Neolithic, flint technology, flint daggers, flint axes, bifacial projectile points, specialized craftsmanship
Original languageSwedish
Pages (from-to)55-67
JournalIn Situ Archaeologica
Volume11
Publication statusPublished - 2015
Publication categoryResearch
Peer-reviewedYes

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