Quaternary International

Terradas, Xavier; Affolter, Jehanne; Hafner, Albert (eds.) (2022). Quaternary International, 615. Elsevier 10.1016/S1040-6182(21)00598-X

This special issue aims to provide a general picture of the most widely used methodologies in studies on raw material sourcing of prehistoric artefacts. It has therefore selected six papers that in turn provide a large number of case studies and references to the literature, enabling access to more detailed information about methodological aspects and the technical conditions of their application, the processing of the results of the different case studies and the economic interpretations generated with the data. Their publication in a journal with a proven scientific track record such as Quaternary International ensures their wide international dissemination.
The initiative behind this special number is related to the research project ‘Mobilities, entanglements and transformations in Neolithic societies on the Swiss Plateau (3900–3500 BC)’, funded by the Swiss National Science Foundation in the years 2015–2018 (SNSF No. 100011 156205). The meeting held at the University of Bern in October 2017, the origin of this publication, was funded as well by the Swiss National Science Foundation (International Exploratory Workshops, ‘Rockview workshop: standardizing geochemical and geological methods for analysing prehistoric archaeological flint stone artefacts’; SNSF No. IZ32Z0_174797).

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06 Faculty of Humanities > Department of History and Archaeology > Institute of Archaeological Sciences
10 Strategic Research Centers > Oeschger Centre for Climate Change Research (OCCR)
06 Faculty of Humanities > Department of History and Archaeology > Institute of Archaeological Sciences > Pre- and Early History

UniBE Contributor:

Hafner, Albert


900 History > 930 History of ancient world (to ca. 499)
900 History








Albert Hafner-Lafitte

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13 Dec 2022 08:14

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18 Dec 2022 02:06

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Special issue:
Rockview: Archaeometric Analysis of Silicites to Reconstruct Prehistoric Raw Material Sourcing.



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