Troalen, Lore (2019) Collaboration. In: Y. Pailler, M. Errera, J. Rolet 'L’outillage poli et les objets de parure'. In: Une maison sous les dunes, Beg Ar Loued, île Molène, Finistère. Sidestone Press, Leiden, Netherlands, pp. 507-520. ISBN 9789088903809

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The polished material discovered during the excavations of the site is limited to twenty-two objects. Their petrographic and spectroradiometric allows us to define exploited rocks and in some cases to provide the source of raw materials. Polished stone axes are highly fragmented and exclusively made of fibrolites. Two continental sources of this rock have been exploited for the manufacture of tools. The pendants were shaped in various rock probably collected from the foreshore in the form of pebbles. Finally, a series of small disc beads was performed in schistose rocks (gneiss, schist); their local origin leaves little doubt. Only one finished disc bead is made of shell. The distribution of these objects and their stratigraphic position are in line with an allocation to the Final Neolithic. Finally, a spindle whorl fragment seems to belong to the Early Bronze Age occupation of the site.

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Uncontrolled Keywords: Neolithic archaeology, Bronze Age, domestic architecture, megaliths, Brittany, Bretagne, households, multidisciplinary research, Molène Archipelago, prehistoric subsistence
Subjects: A General Works > AC Collections. Series. Collected works
C Auxiliary Sciences of History > CC Archaeology
D History General and Old World > D History (General) > D051 Ancient History
D History General and Old World > DC France
H Social Sciences > HT Communities. Classes. Races
Q Science > QD Chemistry
Q Science > QE Geology
Theme: Material culture: creation and use
Department: Collections Services
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Depositing User: Ross Anderson
Date Deposited: 22 May 2019 10:44
Last Modified: 22 May 2019 10:44

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