Re-evaluation of the site Hohen Viecheln 1

  • geschrieben von Stefan Dreibrodt, Daniel Groß, Detlef Jantzen, Harald Lübke, John Meadows
  • Untersuchungen und Materialien zur Steinzeit in Schleswig-Holstein
  • Band: 10
  • 1. Auflage
  • 29,7 x 21,5 cm
  • 408 Seiten
  • Erscheinungsdatum: 31.03.2020
  • doi: 10.23797/9783529018619-1

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 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 4 (pp. 163–177)

An evaluation of the antler headdress evidence from Hohen Viecheln

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 7 (pp. 203–238)

Early Mesolithic bone points from Schleswig-Holstein

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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Hohen Viecheln is one of the key sites for Early Mesolithic research in Northern Europe. Due to a large number
of osseous tools the site became a reference site already shortly after excavation. However, because of a
difficult stratigraphy the chronological depths of the site and its inventory have been discussed ever since.
Due to the importance of the material for comparison, a re-evaluation of the chronology of the site and typology
of the bone points was conducted through directly dating several artefacts. The results of these analyses
show the possibility to metrically differentiate between different bone point types and the inherent potential
for formalising the description of such tool types beyond morphologic features.
With the support of radiocarbon dating it was shown that bone points of the Duvensee-type were longer in
use at the site than points of the more regionally distributed Pritzerbe-type. It is also shown that the stratigraphy
clearly shows phases of erosion that caused a re-deposition of older material on top of the find layers.
As a consequence, the direct dating of finds improved the understanding of the geological processes at the
site as well as the chronology and archaeo-cultural developments in the Early Mesolithic. With respect to the
artefacts the site is integrated into a wider perspective, and it can be demonstrated that the assemblage from
Hohen Viecheln shows several northern connections to the Danish island of Zealand.

Groß, D. et al.: Re-evaluation of the site Hohen Viecheln 1, 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. 15–111, DOI: 10.23797/9783529018619-1.

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