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Title The late glacial Federmesser site of Borneck-Ost, Germany : a technological re-analysis of the lithic assemblage using a chaîne opératoire approach
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Abstract The present study is a technological re-analysis of the late-glacial extant collection from Borneck-Ost, Ahrensburgian tunnel valley, Germany. The site is attributed to the Federmesser culture (12 000 \ – 10 800 cal BC), and has figured in the Late Glacial research canon because remains of a "spectacle-shaped" tent were identified there (Rust 1958). The focus of this study is to determine if the previous interpretation of Borneck-Ost is reliable according to modern archaeological practice. Using a \textit{chaîne opératoire} as the methodological framework, the lithic material from the site has been technologically re-analysed. Refitting has supplied additional information. A source-critical perspective on the re-analysis of extant collections is imperative, since these were studied according to a different analytical paradigm. In addition to the procedural aspect of the re-analysis, new information on knapping techniques is discussed. New and revised results and interpretations for the Federmesser site Borneck-Ost will be presented.
Subjects/Keywords VDP::090
Contributors Sheila Coulson
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Record ID oai:www.duo.uio.no:10852/36861
Other Identifiers Kotthaus, Julia Kristine. The late glacial Federmesser site of Borneck-Ost, Germany. Masteroppgave, University of Oslo, 2013; info:ofi/fmt:kev:mtx:ctx&ctx_ver=Z39.88-2004&rft_val_fmt=info:ofi/fmt:kev:mtx:dissertation&rft.au=Kotthaus, Julia Kristine&rft.title=The late glacial Federmesser site of Borneck-Ost, Germany&rft.inst=University of Oslo&rft.date=2013&rft.degree=Masteroppgave; URN:NBN:no-37827; 182941
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Date Indexed 2017-03-17

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