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Wear analysis on early Mesolithic microliths from the Verrebroek site, East Flanders, Belgium

Philippe Crombé UGent, Yves Perdaen, Joris Sergant UGent and JP Caspar (2001) JOURNAL OF FIELD ARCHAEOLOGY. 28(3-4). p.253-269
abstract
This paper discusses the results of recent wear analysis on a series of 467 microliths excavated at the early Mesolithic (8410-7930 cal B.C) site of Verrebroek in Belgium. Based on both macro-fractures (bending fractures and spin-offs) and traces of microscopic linear impact, a distinction could be made between non-geometric microliths used as rips and geometric microliths mainly used as barbs. During the Pre-boreal the latter occur in large numbers and in various forms (triangles, crescents) that are used in mutually exclusive ways. At the transition from the Pre-boreal to the Boreal, almost simultaneously with the disappearance of bone and antler points from the Mesolithic tool kit, there is a considerable increase in microlith tips. In this paper several possible explanations for this change are discussed.
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journal title
JOURNAL OF FIELD ARCHAEOLOGY
J. Field Archaeol.
volume
28
issue
3-4
pages
253 - 269
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Article
Web of Science id
000188440500002
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0093-4690
language
Dutch
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yes
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A1
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215102
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http://hdl.handle.net/1854/LU-215102
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2004-05-10 16:13:00
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  abstract     = {This paper discusses the results of recent wear analysis on a series of 467 microliths excavated at the early Mesolithic (8410-7930 cal B.C) site of Verrebroek in Belgium. Based on both macro-fractures (bending fractures and spin-offs) and traces of microscopic linear impact, a distinction could be made between non-geometric microliths used as rips and geometric microliths mainly used as barbs. During the Pre-boreal the latter occur in large numbers and in various forms (triangles, crescents) that are used in mutually exclusive ways. At the transition from the Pre-boreal to the Boreal, almost simultaneously with the disappearance of bone and antler points from the Mesolithic tool kit, there is a considerable increase in microlith tips. In this paper several possible explanations for this change are discussed.},
  author       = {Cromb{\'e}, Philippe and Perdaen, Yves and Sergant, Joris and Caspar, JP},
  issn         = {0093-4690},
  journal      = {JOURNAL OF FIELD ARCHAEOLOGY},
  language     = {dut},
  number       = {3-4},
  pages        = {253--269},
  title        = {Wear analysis on early Mesolithic microliths from the Verrebroek site, East Flanders, Belgium},
  volume       = {28},
  year         = {2001},
}

Chicago
Crombé, Philippe, Yves Perdaen, Joris Sergant, and JP Caspar. 2001. “Wear Analysis on Early Mesolithic Microliths from the Verrebroek Site, East Flanders, Belgium.” Journal of Field Archaeology 28 (3-4): 253–269.
APA
Crombé, Philippe, Perdaen, Y., Sergant, J., & Caspar, J. (2001). Wear analysis on early Mesolithic microliths from the Verrebroek site, East Flanders, Belgium. JOURNAL OF FIELD ARCHAEOLOGY, 28(3-4), 253–269.
Vancouver
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Crombé P, Perdaen Y, Sergant J, Caspar J. Wear analysis on early Mesolithic microliths from the Verrebroek site, East Flanders, Belgium. JOURNAL OF FIELD ARCHAEOLOGY. 2001;28(3-4):253–69.
MLA
Crombé, Philippe, Yves Perdaen, Joris Sergant, et al. “Wear Analysis on Early Mesolithic Microliths from the Verrebroek Site, East Flanders, Belgium.” JOURNAL OF FIELD ARCHAEOLOGY 28.3-4 (2001): 253–269. Print.