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Right lateralized Projectil Point from the 6th Millenium AD

  This is a right lateralized Danubian Point, characterized by a retouche inverse plate (“RIP”) from the early LBK (Linearbandkeramik) of North / Western Europe. H Löhr would have called it a “Rechtsflügler”. There is little doubt that the LBK population in Europe genetically  shared an … Continue reading

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Abensberg-Arnhofen Flint (Plattensilex)

    The German name Plattensilex is a commonly accepted term for the Upper Jurassic tabular chert from the Fränkische Alb Hilly land in the Regensburg/Kelheim region, Bavaria. The name refers to the tabular appearance of rocky chunks. For this … Continue reading

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Female Figurine from Eggendorf am Walde (Höbarthmuseum; Horn)

Female Figurine from Eggendorf am Walde, Lower Austria, found during the 1930ies and displayed in the Höbarth Museum at Horn. It is dated to the early Lengyel “culture” at about 4500 BC. The figurine art of the Lengyel complex included … Continue reading

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Late Neolithic Axes from Northern Hesse

In controversial hypotheses, there have long been speculations attempting to explain the spread of the farming lifestyle from the Fertile Crescent to Europe: via idea transfer and acculturation, or even through different forms of infiltration by foreign civilizations in central … Continue reading

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A perforated shoe-last adze from the early/ middle Neolithic in South Germany

A perforated shoe-last adze from the early/ middle Neolithic in South Germany (25 x 7 x 3 cm). D.C.M. Raemaekers recently reviewed the early to middle Neolithic perforated axes in Germany and the Netherlands.   In German literature the search for … Continue reading

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The chaîne opératoire of flat and shoe-last adzes

This is a polished Amphibolite artifact with bilaterally, somewhat irregularly grooves on both sides found in the 1960ies at a LBK-site near Göttingen (Lower Saxony; Germany). The finder, suggested its use as an Arrow shaft polisher, but it has to … Continue reading

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Shoe-last adze from Vedrovice and social differentiation during the LBK

This a Shoe-last adze (18 cm long) from Vedrovice / Moravia, found in the 1950ies as a surface stray find. Shoe-last adzes are typical long, thin, chisel-shaped implements of the LBK in Central Europe, but were in use until the … Continue reading

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Kleinerdlingen: Micro-borers of the LBK

These tiny borers, displayed together with a bladelet and a thumbnail scraper, are surface findings from a linear pottery surface scatter at Kleinerdlingen.  Note that the third borer is made from the  flint of the Abensberg-Arnhofen flint mine near Regensburg, the largest flint … Continue reading

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The early Neolithic and the Replacement of the Mesolithic in Central Europe

This are typical  LBK artifacts found near Göttingen in the Leine Valley, which was inhabited since the early  Linear Pottery Culture at about 5,3 k.a cal. BC. Of special interest is the larger  “Schuleistenkeil” displaying a non completed drilling. Such findings are … Continue reading

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LBK Quartzite Blades during the Linear Pottery culture in Northern Hesse

Some quartzite Artifacts from Lenderscheid in Northern Hesse, produced during the early and middle Neolithic (Linearbandkeramik; LBK). Although Northern Hesse was only marginally involved into the formation of the LBK, a dense settlement pattern is present from the older phases of … Continue reading

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