Archeologia mineraria della selce nella Preistoria. Definizioni, potenzialità e prospettive della ricerca

Author: Savino of Lernia, Attilio Galiberti
Year of printing: 1993
ISBN: 9788878140240


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The work represents a precise response to those study directions that emerged during the fifth cycle of lectures held at the Certosa di Pontignano (September 1991) as part of the study seminars (Summer School) promoted by the Archeology Section of the University of Siena where the two authors carry out teaching and research activities. The intent of this work is to outline some important issues related to the extraction of flint during the Neolithic period according to a process which, starting with the identification of deposits of lithic material, ended with the extraction by excavation in a tunnel or in 'open air' wells. The part relating to field research aimed at identifying prehistoric mining structures, the hypotheses on cultivation systems, the definition of working tools and finally the techniques and means of transporting minerals is very interesting. The Authors also pause to highlight the potential of the research and what perspectives the deepening of the study of the subject offers.



L’archeologia mineraria preistorica: cenni storici e alcune prospettive

La materia prima: caratteristiche, ricerca, estrazione, attrezzature minerarie e inquadramento cronologico culturale

  • La selce: caratteristiche chimiche e fisiche
  • Fonti di approvvigionamento
  • Sfruttamento minerario: origini e fattori che influenzano i sistemi di coltivazione
  • Sistemi di coltivazione: tipologia
  • Illuminazione delle strutture minerarie
  • Utensili da miniera
  • Manufatti connessi con l’attività mineraria
  • Inquadramento cronologico e culturale

La ricerca sul campo

  • Ricognizione di superficie e individuazione delle strutture minerarie
  • Dalla superficie al sottosuolo
  • L’archeologia mineraria sotterranea: problemi logistici ed aspetti di metodo
  • L’attività mineraria: indicatori archeologici e problemi interpretativi

Problematiche, potenzialità e limiti dell’archeologia mineraria preistorica

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Weight :0,210 kg
Dimensions:24x17x0,5 cm


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36, Quaderni del Dipartimento

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