Flint in Focus [Paperback]

A. L. Van Gijn (Author)

ISBN: 9789088900334 | Published by: Sidestone Press | Year of Publication: 2009 | Language: English 311p,

Flint in Focus


The biographies of flint objects reveal their various and changing roles in prehistoric life. Using raw material sourcing, technological analysis, experimental archaeology, microwear and residue studies the author tells the story of flint from the Early Neolithic to its virtual demise in the Late Bronze and Early Iron Age, incorporating data from settlements, burials and hoards from the region of the present-day Netherlands. This richly illustrated book shows the way flint functioned in daily life, how simple domestic tools became ritualized, how flint was used to negotiate change and how the biography of flint objects was related to personhood.

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