Technology of Early Settlement in Northern Europe - Transmission of Knowledge and Culture (Volume 2) - Kjel Knutsson

Technology of Early Settlement in Northern Europe - Transmission of Knowledge and Culture (Volume 2) - Kjel Knutsson

An Examination of Theories on Lithic Reduction Methods in Swiderian Technology

Technology of Early Settlement in Northern Europe - Transmission of Knowledge and Culture (Volume 2) - Kjel Knutsson

Witold Grużdź [+-]
Paleolithic and Mesolithic Department, State Archaeological Museum in Warsaw, Poland.
Witold Grużdź holds a PhD in archaeology and works at Paleolithic and Mesolithic Department of State Archaeological Museum in Warsaw. His research is focused on Stone Age and Bronze Age lithic technologies and flint mining. Over the last few years, he was involved in research projects related to landscape of flint mining areas.

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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.

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Grużdź, Witold. An Examination of Theories on Lithic Reduction Methods in Swiderian Technology. Technology of Early Settlement in Northern Europe - Transmission of Knowledge and Culture (Volume 2). Equinox eBooks Publishing, United Kingdom. p. 47-61 Apr 2018. ISBN 9781781795163. https://www.equinoxpub.com/home/view-chapter/?id=30725. Date accessed: 25 Jun 2019 doi: 10.1558/equinox.30725. Apr 2018

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