Project

The impact of the physical characteristics of flint and their weathering on the preservation of prehistoric use wear traces

Duration
01 October 2016 → 31 July 2021
Funding
Regional and community funding: Special Research Fund
Research disciplines
  • Humanities
    • Archaeology of the Low countries or Belgium
    • Experimental archaeology
    • Material culture studies
    • Prehistoric archaeology
    • Methods in archaeology
Keywords
flint prehistory stone tools usewear analysis
 
Project description

The present project aims at analyzing the relationship between the technical properties of flint artefacts from the Scheldt valley and the origin and weathering of their micro wear traces. By characterizing the intrinsic properties, combined with functional experiments as well as weathering experiments, a new 3D registration protocol will follow the evolution of the micro wear traces in relation to the structure of the flint.