Sealed in stone: application of the use-wear analysis on stone assemblages from prehistoric site of Mutzig, France.
Project funded by own resources
Project title Sealed in stone: application of the use-wear analysis on stone assemblages from prehistoric site of Mutzig, France.
Principal Investigator(s) Wojtczak, Dorota
Organisation / Research unit Departement Umweltwissenschaften / Integrative Prähistorische und Naturwissenschaftliche Archäologie (IPNA)
Project Website https://www.archeologie.alsace/fr/archeologie/fouilles-programmees/mutzig-rain-sur-les-traces-de-neandertal.html
Project start 02.01.2020
Probable end 31.12.2022
Status Active
Abstract

Traceology is the study of microwear patterns and residues on ancient stone and bone tools. The method refers to the examination, with the aid of microscope, of the traces left by use and handling on the edges and surfaces of these tools. Over the years, use-wear analysts have invested significant efforts in developing their method based on analogical reasoning: experimental stone tools are manufactured and used in different activities and the resulting wear traces are then compared to archaeological pieces. The stone pieces made of different raw materials (e.g. flint, phtanit, radiolarite) from Palaeolithic site of Mutzig in France, associated with Neanderthal occupations will be the focus of the use-wear analysis.

Keywords Neanderthal, use-wear, stone artefacts, phtanit
Financed by University funds
   

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