Reference : First geochimichal sourcing of 'Balkan flint' and 'Prut flint' from Palaeolithic Roma...
Scientific journals : Article
Arts & humanities : Archaeology
http://hdl.handle.net/2268/225131
First geochimichal sourcing of 'Balkan flint' and 'Prut flint' from Palaeolithic Romania: potentials, limitations and future directions
English
Moreau, Luc [> >]
Ciornei, A. [> >]
Gjesfjelds, E. [> >]
Filmoser, P. [> >]
Gibson S.A. [> >]
Day, J. [> >]
Nigst, Philip R. [> >]
Noiret, Pierre mailto [Université de Liège - ULiège > Département des sciences historiques > Archéologie préhistorique >]
Macleod, R.A. [> >]
Nita, L. [> >]
Anghelinu, Mircea [> >]
2019
Archaeometry
Wiley
Yes (verified by ORBi)
International
0003-813X
1475-4754
Oxford
United Kingdom
[en] Attributions of flint artefacts to specific geographical sources ideally require some form of independent validation through suitable petrographical and/or geochemical analyses, given the implications of raw material transfer on interpretations of prehistoric mobility and land-use strategies. We investigated the potential to ‘fingerprint’ flint from two archaeological sites in Eastern Romania – Mitoc-Malu Galben and Bistricioara-Lutărie III, using Laser Ablation – Inductively Coupled Plasma – Mass Spectrometry (LA-ICP-MS) in combination with multivariate statistical analysis. Our results suggest that geochemical analyses do not yet have the level of resolution required to assign single artefacts to specific geographic locations in the context of Romania and Bulgaria. The mismatches of signatures between training and test data however raise new questions and open unforeseen perspectives.
http://hdl.handle.net/2268/225131
10.1111/arcm.12433

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