General Information

Name: Ochtendung 1997 - lithic assemblage

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First Description: von Berg 1997b

Repository: Abt. Archäologische Denkmalpflege Koblenz, Landesamt für Denkmalpflege Rheinland-Pfalz

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Copyright Holder(s): Axel von Berg

Curator(s): Axel von Berg

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Age Determination

Dating Abstract: "Based on absolute dating (Amino-Acid-Isoleucine) in combination with geological dating it can be securely placed into the early stage of the second last Ice Age, the Saale-Glaciation, at about 160 000 to 170 000 years B.P." (Flohr, Protsch & Berg 2004: 2).

Dating Association: Associated absolute dating

Dating Analysis: Ochtendung 1997, Fra Cal-A a-21


Technological Concept

The following techniques are present: others (discoide)

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Features used for assemblage attribution: Morphology and typology. Scraper (1) is comparable to Moustérien artefact assemblages (von Berg 1997: 22).
1. transverse side-scraper, silex (Maas-Flint)
2. discoid core, Tertiary quartzite
3. flake tool, quartz
Artefacts, Features distribution: "Immediately next to the calotte (Ochtendung 1), on the same horizontal level and in the same stratum, three stone tools were found." (Flohr, Protsch & von Berg 2004: 7).
Cultural attribution: "Judging from morphology and typology the three artifacts belong to a typical Middle Palaeoltithic artifact assemblage. They allow a typological comparison to other artifacts collected from other slag-cones nearby (Bosinski et al. 1986)." (Flohr, Protsch & von Berg 2004: 7)
Pictures Ochtendung 1997, artefact assemblage