publication . Article . 2017

The Technology of Wedge-Shaped Core Production in the Selenga Culture of Western Transbaikal (Based on Ust-Kyakhta-3 Material)

Павленок, Г.Д.;
Open Access Russian
  • Published: 30 Sep 2017 Journal: Izvestiya of Altai State University (issn: 1561-9451, eissn: 1561-9443, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Izvestiya of Altai State University
The concept of the Final Pleistocene and Early Holocene stone industries in Western Transbaikal is fully determined by microblade component. Thus, the preparation and utilization of wedge-shaped core is one of the most important criteria to define the local culture in the region. The Selenga culture was singled out on materials of the Ust-Kyakhta archaeological area on the basis of complex technical and typological features. With one exception all attributes are associated with wedge-shaped core production and utilization: core metrics; the modes of their transforming from flat cores — the so called “Selenga splitting technique”; the lack of bifaces among the bl...
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