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The Lublin-Volhynian culture retouched blade daggers in light of usewear analysis of artefacts from burials at site 2 in Książnice, Poland


Archaeologia Polona Vol. 54 (2016)


Wilk, Stanisław ; Kufel-Diakowska, Bernadeta


Institute of Archaeology and Ethnology Polish Academy of Sciences

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ill. ; 24 cm

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Lublin-Volhynian culture ; Eneolithic ; retouched blade daggers ; usewear analyses ; Książnice


The Lublin-Volhynian culture retouched blade daggers are unique forms of flint tools in the Eneolithic in Poland. They are most often found in male graves, around the chest or skull, as signs of prestige and high status of men possessing them. Anna Zakościelna also suggested that such kind of tools did not served utilitarian function. Contrary to prevailing opinion usewear analyses of retouched blade daggers from the Lublin-Volhynian culture burial ground site 2 in Książnice, Busko Zdrój district, showed that they bear intense and various traces of use.


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