Title

The Importance of Experimental-Traсeologic Research for Studying of Ancient Osseous Products

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

2017

Abstract

Osseous raw materials were widely used in the economic life of diff erent historical epochs in order to make various tools; ornaments; household and military items. Experimental-traceological studies are of great importance for the study of these materials. As a result of many years activity of specialized expeditions organized by the Leningrad Branch of Institute of Archaeology of the USSR Academy of Sciences / Institute for the History of Material Culture of the Russian Academy of Sciences it has been developed a methodology for the integrated study of items from the antler; horn and bone; which included analysis of the features of the preliminary treatment of osseous raw materials; the technology of processing and using various tools and other products; the identifi cation of signs of their utilization; and the characteristics of the main types of stone and metal bone processing tools. The continuation of these studies; undertaken in connection with the accumulation of new sources; allows us to detail the features of the ancient osseous processing industry

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