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'Lech J, Werra D H, 2016: On Artefacts from the Prehistoric Mining Fields. Anthropologie (Brno) 54, 1: 21-28'.
A flint artefact acquires cognitive meaning both in view of the context in which it was discovered and recorded, and in view of the knowledge possessed by the researcher who is studying it. Therefore artefacts associated with prehistoric flint mines are also worth noting as they have meaning both as one of the categories of archaeological records and as an object of prehistoric explanation. Prehistoric mining fields have survived to the present day in various states of preservation. Kshemenisko and kshemenitsa are useful categories for characterising the ways in which flint specimens occur in prehistoric mining fields. Determining the nature of particular kshemeniskos and clusters (kshemenitsas) when carrying out a morphological analysis of the flint material they contain, provides the possibility of attributing them to one of the categories distinguished in the functional typology of mine features.
Flint mine ‒ Workshops ‒ Chipping floors ‒ Poland

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