Early Mesolithic bone points from Schleswig-Holstein

  • geschrieben von Daniel Groß, Sönke Hartz, Harald Lübke
  • doi: 10.23797/9783529018619-7

Die Reihe wird herausgegeben vom Museum für Archäologie Schloss Gottorf und vom Zentrum für Baltische und Skandinavische Archäologie (ZBSA) in der Stiftung Schleswig-Holsteinische Landesmuseen Schloss Gottorf, Schleswig.

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chapter 1 (pp. 15–111)

Re-evaluation of the site Hohen Viecheln 1

chapter 2 (pp. 113–126)

Radiocarbon dating bone and antler artefacts from Mesolithic Hohen Viecheln (Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania, Germany)

chapter 3 (pp. 127–162)

The osseous technology of Hohen Viecheln: A Maglemosian idiosyncrasy?

chapter 5 (pp. 179–192)

Nordic Visits to Hohen Viecheln, Mecklenburg

chapter 6 (pp. 193–201)

The Mesolithic bone industries of northeast Germany and their geo-archaeological background

chapter 8 (pp. 239–254)

Early Mesolithic hunting strategies for red deer, roe deer and wild boar at Friesack 4, a three-stage Preboreal and Boreal site in northern Germany

chapter 9 (pp. 255–262)

Lost at the bottom of the lake. Early and Middle Mesolithic leister points found in the bog Rönneholms Mosse, southern Sweden

chapter 10 (pp. 263–287)

Points of bone and antler from the Late Mesolithic settlement in Motala, eastern central Sweden

chapter 11 (pp. 289–303)

The Early Mesolithic fisheries of southern Scandinavia

chapter 12 (pp. 305–318)

The Early Mesolithic bone and antler industry in Latvia, eastern Baltic

chapter 13 (pp. 319–339)

Early Mesolithic barbed bone points in the Volga-Oka interfluve

chapter 14 (pp. 341–365)

Bone and antler projectile points from the Meso-Neolithic site Zamostje 2, Moscow region, Russia

chapter 15 (pp. 367–382)

Early Mesolithic bone projectile points of the Urals

chapter 16 (pp. 383–404)

Hunting beneath the waves. Bone and antler points from North Sea Doggerland off the Dutch coast

chapter 17 (pp. 419–432)

Understanding the bone and antler assemblages from Star Carr

chapter 18 (pp. 405–418)

Excavations at Star Carr: past and present

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The present study deals with notched and fine-barbed bone points from the area of today’s Schleswig-Holstein,
including finds from the Gottorf Archaeological Museum ’ s collection, local museums’ collections and from
private collections. In Schleswig-Holstein, such bone points were first recorded by G. Schwantes in situ at the
Mesolithic Duvensee sites in the 1920s. About 20 years later, similar points were discovered by H. Schwabedissen
during new excavations at Duvensee. Since then, they have been named ‘Duvensee points’ or ‘type 2’ points
according to J. G. D. Clark’s typology (1936). A number of single finds have been found since then; however,
excavations of early Mesolithic sites of substantive importance due to the preservation of organic cultural remains
outside of the Duvensee peat bog are still lacking in Schleswig-Holstein. In general, notched bone points
are associated with the early Mesolithic Maglemose culture in Southern Scandinavia and Northern Germany
(Northern European lowland), but only a small number has been directly dated by radiocarbon analysis yet.
The points presented here were classified metrically and morphologically, similar to the method presented in
the study of points from Hohen Viecheln (Gross et al., this volume). Moreover, due to the importance of the
material as a possible marker of social territories, a complete mapping of 49 finds from c. 30 sites was realised,
and twelve points were directly dated.

Hartz, S.; Lübke, H.; Groß, D.: Early Mesolithic bone points from Schleswig-Holstein, in: Gross et al. (edd.), Working at The Sharp End at Hohen Viecheln, Untersuchungen und Materialien zur Steinzeit in Schleswig-Holstein und im Ostseeraum, Vol. 10, pp. 203–238, DOI: 10.23797/9783529018619-7.

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