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dc.date.accessioned2019-12-19T19:24:47Z
dc.date.created2018-06-07T11:33:35Z
dc.date.issued2018
dc.identifier.citationDamlien, Hege Berg-Hansen, Inger Marie Zagorska, Ilga Kalniņš, Mārcis Koxvold, Lucia Uchermann Nielsen, Svein Vatsvåg Bērziņš, Valdis Schülke, Almut . A technological crossroads: Exploring diversity in the pressure blade technology of Mesolithic Latvia. Oxford Journal of Archaeology. 2018, 37(3), 229-246
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10852/71762
dc.description.abstractA long‐standing debate in archaeology concerns the sources of technological diversification among prehistoric hunter‐gatherers. This includes the study of the emergence and spread of pressure blade technology in Northern Europe during the Early Holocene. Until now, there has been little technological study of lithic collections from the East Baltic region, and our knowledge of the development and spread of this technology in the area is inadequate. This article presents for the first time a technological analysis of lithic assemblages from seven Early and Middle Mesolithic sites in the territory of present‐day Latvia, offering new possibilities for discussing pressure blade technology and research objectives connected with it. Furthermore, variation in elements of this technology is explored in relation to raw‐material characteristics through experimental flint knapping. Finally, the factors influencing diversity in craft traditions, as well as large‐scale communication and shifting spheres of interaction within Northern Europe during the Mesolithic, are discussed.
dc.languageEN
dc.titleA technological crossroads: Exploring diversity in the pressure blade technology of Mesolithic Latvia
dc.typeJournal article
dc.creator.authorDamlien, Hege
dc.creator.authorBerg-Hansen, Inger Marie
dc.creator.authorZagorska, Ilga
dc.creator.authorKalniņš, Mārcis
dc.creator.authorKoxvold, Lucia Uchermann
dc.creator.authorNielsen, Svein Vatsvåg
dc.creator.authorBērziņš, Valdis
dc.creator.authorSchülke, Almut
dc.date.embargoenddate2020-06-05
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cristin.unitnameArkeologisk seksjon
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dc.identifier.cristin1589657
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dc.identifier.jtitleOxford Journal of Archaeology
dc.identifier.volume37
dc.identifier.issue3
dc.identifier.startpage229
dc.identifier.endpage246
dc.identifier.doihttps://doi.org/10.1111/ojoa.12139
dc.identifier.urnURN:NBN:no-74907
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dc.type.peerreviewedPeer reviewed
dc.source.issn0262-5253
dc.identifier.fulltextFulltext https://www.duo.uio.no/bitstream/handle/10852/71762/4/Damlien%2Bet%2Bal_OJA%2B2018.pdf
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