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DOI: 10.5593/SGEM2014/B11/S1.009

FLINT RESEARCH PROCEDURE FOR COMPARATIVE STUDIES OF THE STONE AGE TOOLS

L. Zarina, V. Seglins
Wednesday 1 October 2014 by Libadmin2014

References: 14th International Multidisciplinary Scientific GeoConference SGEM 2014, www.sgem.org, SGEM2014 Conference Proceedings, ISBN 978-619-7105-07-0 / ISSN 1314-2704, June 19-25, 2014,Book 1, Vol. 1, 71-78 pp

ABSTRACT

The material cultural evidences of the Stone Age mainly are stone tools made of flint. They are studied with a wide range of macroscopic evaluations and different analytical methods. However, so far the results are not always satisfactory. In recent years, many technical and technological difficulties of analytical research results extraction and problems of ambiguous interpretations have been solved. Also many non-destructive methods for detection of flint physical properties and chemical composition have become available. Still, the results are difficult to compare due to the flint natural diversity and their interpretations inhere significant subjectivity. The study was expanded from the assessments in visible light to the observations in ultraviolet (UV) light range, thereby improving recognition of many different flint structural elements and heterogeneity.

Keywords:flint and chert, flint structure and cracks, fluorescence, RGB colours

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