Posts Tagged ‘Tools’

  • Retouching Tools from Osseous Raw Materials in the Starčevo Culture

    on Jul 10, 14 • in Articles, Bioarchaeology, Bones, Neolithic, Serbia, Technology • with Comments Off on Retouching Tools from Osseous Raw Materials in the Starčevo Culture

    Selena Vitezović Retouching Tools from Osseous Raw Materials in the Starčevo Culture Abstract Tools from osseous materials were used for a variety of tasks during prehistoric times – for processing organic materials such as leather, hide, plant fibres; but they may have been also used for the manufacture of flint tools, as percussors, hammers, retouching tools, or anvils. These are relatively easily identifiable through characteristic use wear traces and numerous examples of them were noted on sites throughout Europe, covering the span from the Middle Palaeolithic to the Late Neolithic / Chalcolithic. These tools are

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  • Stone tool workshops by HAEMUS – The stories written in stone

    on Mar 23, 14 • in Archaeology, News, Our Activity, Prehistory, Republic of Macedonia, Workshop • with Comments Off on Stone tool workshops by HAEMUS – The stories written in stone

    In February and March HAEMUS organized a public stone tools workshops at the the Museum of the Old Bazaar, entitled  “The stories written in stone”. The aim of this project hosted by Vasilka Dimitrovska, president of HAEMUS and specialist for prehistoric stone tools was educating the students of archaeology about the stone tool typology, technology and use-wear analyses.The workshops joint the students from both, the University department of archaeology in Skopje and the University department of archaeology in Shtip. Topic 1: Introduction to the world of prehistoric stone tools; Topic 2: Basic principles and criteria

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  • Local Supply for Chipped Stone Tools from the Site of Rug Bair

    on Apr 16, 13 • in Archaeology, Articles, Neolithic, News, Prehistory, Republic of Macedonia • with Comments Off on Local Supply for Chipped Stone Tools from the Site of Rug Bair

    Vasilka DIMITROVSKA Local Supply for Chipped Stone Tools from the Site of Rug Bair Abstract This paper presents the results of the analyses of raw material used in the production of chipped stone tools collected during the excavation of Rug Bair. Through the analyses of the stone artefacts, an attempt was made at constructing a more comprehensive picture of the raw materials and petrologic characteristics of the chipped stone industry at Rug Bair. The stone tools from Neolithic sites in the Republic of Macedonia have not been thoroughly analyzed in terms of raw materials. The

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