Connecting tools and materials in the Dutch Late Neolithic through use-wear analysis and experiments

Joint Society of Antiquaries of Scotland lecture
Prof. Annelou van Gijn (Leiden University)
National Museum of Scotland, Chambers Street, Edinburgh EH1 1JF
Leather working tools


Archaeological artefacts are frequently studied in isolation and not as part of a toolkit. This lecture will show how a combination of use-wear analysis and experimental archaeology reveals the interconnectivities between different tools and activities, showing details about past human life that otherwise remain hidden. The results of a new project on the daily life of the inhabitants of the Rhine/Meuse delta during the Late Neolithic Vlaardingen period will be presented as an illustration (www.puttinglife.com)

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