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Mining and Quarrying. Geological Characterisation, Knapping Processes and Distribution Networks during Pre- and Protohistoric Times

[Congrès, colloques, réunions]

28 septembre 2016 - 1er octobre 2016
Mons & Spiennes

UISPP Commission on Flint Mining in Pre- and Protohistoric Times
7th International Conference

The aim of the commission is to favour cooperation in the area of archaeological research upon siliceous rock mining (flint, chert, hornstone, radiolarite, jasper...), presenting and discussing methods and results. Some of the foremost fields of interest will embrace, among others : research upon different stages of “chaînes opératoires” of manufacture, specialisation of labour and circulation of raw materials, characterisation of raw material as well as investigation on flint mining sites belonging to Pre- and Protohistoric settlement networks. The objective of the commission will be to promote those lines of research upon flint mining and its methods which will allow a better understanding of various phenomena and processes taking place in Pre- and Protohistoric times.
The international conference will also draw attention on this outstanding heritage and on its protection.

1st circular

Contact
Hélène Collet, Public Service of Wallonia
helene.collet@spw.wallonie.be

Abstract submission : 15th February 2016