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Ancient mines and quarries; a trans-Atlantic perspective.


Ancient mines and quarries; a trans-Atlantic perspective.

Ed. by Margaret Brewer-LaPorta et al.

Oxbow Books


194 pages




Archaeologists from Europe and North America discuss prehistoric mines and quarries in the old world, the ancient world, and the new world from such perspectives as ethnography, geology, excavation, surveying, and conservation. Among their topics are the exploitation and distribution of Chalosse type flint as a lithologic tracer during the Upper Palaeolithic in Southern France, conserving ancient stone quarry landscapes in Egypt, Dorset Palaeo-eskimo quarrying techniques and the production of little pots at Fleur de Lys in Newfoundland, the organization of lithic procurements at Silver Mound in Wisconsin, and pipestone quarry utilization in the mid-continental US. The 14 papers are from a series of gatherings at the Society for American Archaeology Annual Symposium, held in San Juan, Puerto Rico in 2006. Distributed in North America by The David Brown Book Co.

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