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Hafted points and their functional interpretation on the basis of their horizontal distribution at the Neolithic site of Arbon Bleiche 3 (3384-3370 BC), Switzerland

Schibler, Jörg and Marti-Grädel, Elisabeth and Deschler-Erb, Sabine and Doppler, Thomas. (2010) Hafted points and their functional interpretation on the basis of their horizontal distribution at the Neolithic site of Arbon Bleiche 3 (3384-3370 BC), Switzerland. In: Ancient and modern bone artefacts from America to Russia : cultural, technological and functional signature. Oxford, pp. 249-254.

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Abstract

Hafted points made of animal bone or red deer antler are found regularly in Neolithic lake dwelling sites from Switzerland. The site of Arbon Bleiche 3 has yielded 223 of such points which belong to three different types: points with a flat smoothed base made of long bones (type 1/10), double-points made of long bones (type 2/1) and double-points made of ribs (type 2/2). Because of the excellent preservation of the single occupation layer and their very precise dating to only 15 years (3384 - 3370 BC) the double-points’ spatial distribution and statistical analysis allow some interpretation of their use. Specimens of the types 1/10 and 2/1 with a length below 70mm were used as arrow heads. The ones over 70mm more likely represent tools. Type 2/2 artefacts were mostly used as fish hooks. Exploratory procedures such as correspondence analysis corroborate these interpretations.
Faculties and Departments:05 Faculty of Science > Departement Umweltwissenschaften > Integrative Prähistorische und Naturwissenschaftliche Archäologie (IPNA)
05 Faculty of Science > Departement Umweltwissenschaften > Integrative Prähistorische und Naturwissenschaftliche Archäologie (IPNA) > Archäozoologie (Schibler)
UniBasel Contributors:Doppler, Thomas and Schibler, Jörg M. and Marti-Grädel, Elisabeth and Deschler-Erb, Sabine
Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item, refereed
Conference or workshop item Subtype:Conference Paper
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Publisher:Archaeopress
ISBN:978-1-4073-0677-3
Series Name:BAR. International series
Issue Number:2136
Note:Publication type according to Uni Basel Research Database: Conference paper
Last Modified:04 Sep 2015 14:30
Deposited On:08 Jun 2012 06:29

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