Problems of Archaeology, Ethnography, Anthropology of
Siberia and Neighboring Territories

ISSN 2658-6193 (Online)

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2017 Volume XXIII

УДК 903.03

Technological Features of Processing Stone Raw Materials for the Production of Artifacts of Personal Adornment at the Malaya Syya Site

Lbova L.V., Volkov P.V., Kovalev V.S., Barkov A.V., Croidieu E.

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The article describes the results of the technological analysis of producing and decorating the artifacts made of soft variety of stone (talcite) from the collection of the Malaya Syya site. As a whole, the industrial complex of the site has the pronounced Upper Paleolithic appearance. The series of dates establishes the age of the complex as 28-36 kyr BP. The petrographic analysis of the objects used for personal adornment has revealed the strategy implying the use of imported “exotic” raw materials. The technological analysis of the objects has shown that two different technological chains typically applied to different types of raw materials, and two different tool sets for processing products were used. A dynamic 3D-model showing primary processing of raw materials, their flattening, forming of the blank and the finished product is presented.


exotic raw materials, technology, traces, 3D-model, Upper Paleolithic, Siberia

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