ANTHROPOLOGIE
International Journal of Human Diversity and Evolution
 
Coverage: 1923-1941 (Vols. I-XIX) & 1962-2019 (Vols. 1-57)
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'Bednarik RG, 2006: The Middle Paleolithic Engravings from Oldisleben, Germany. Anthropologie (Brno) 44, 2: 113-121'.
 
Abstract
Three engraved bone fragments from a Micoquian context are described from the German site Oldisleben. They and their markings are analyzed, and aspects of the intentionality of the engraved patterns are examined. All three specimens show unequivocally purposeful decoration, numerous tool applications arranged in pre-meditated organization of numerous engraved marks. While their archaeological context needs to be better documented than is presently possible, their geological context seems to confirm the assumed typology of the accompanying stone tools. Both the stone tools and the engraved objects include fluvially worn specimens, and thus show similar preservation conditions. One of the objects is in all probability the oldest currently known example of two-dimensional iconography.
 
Keywords
Oldisleben (Germany) - Bone fragment - Micoquian - Engraving - Internal analysis - Microscopy
 
 
 
 

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