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Ausgrabungen an der Fundstelle "Große Höppe" in Rietberg (NRW)



Jürgen Richter (ed.): Rietberg und Salzkotten-Thüle. Anfang und Ende der Federmessergruppen in Westfalen
Kölner Studien zur Prähistorischen Archäologie 2, 2012.

The sites of Rietberg in a bend of the River Ems and Salzkotten-Thüle west of Paderborn represent the earliest and latest phases of the Federmesser Culture [Azilian] in Westphalia. Rietberg sites 1, 2, and 5 were excavated in 1974 and 1999-2000 and dated into the early Allerød around 14,000 calBP. No. 1 was the camp of a group of hunters and included a possible dwelling, no. 2 contained a small concentration of artefacts which had been produced during a short stay for the repair of hunting weapons. Camp site no. 5 consisted of several diffuse concentrations of artefacts in connection with pits for processing food. Salzkotten-Thüle was discovered in 2001 and had one main concentration of artefacts that might have represented a dwelling, as well as a smaller accumulation of finds that had to do with several hearths. There is evidence for the dismembering of animals and working of hides. The place is considered a “residential camp” of a highly mobile group of hunters and foragers of the middle or late Allerød before 13,800 calBC. On selected finds of both sites micro-wear analyses were carried out, to the result of hide and wood working and use as projectiles. Download TOC & Summary

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Hardcover | 302 pages with 203 illustrations, 49 tables and 5 plates | Size: 21.0 x 29.7 cm | Price: 64.80 € | ISBN: 978-3-86757-362-7 | Publisher: Verlag Marie Leidorf