Krahl, Anna and Maier, Andreas (2020). New Insights into the Extent of the Late Palaeolithic Settlement on the Martinsberg in Andernach (Lkr. Mayen-Koblenz). Archaol. Korrespondenzbl., 50 (2). S. 145 - 160. MAINZ: ROMISCH-GERMANISCHES ZENTRALMUSEUM. ISSN 0342-734X

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In 2006, the Generaldirektion Kulturelles Erbe Rheinland-Pfalz (GDKE) had to conduct an excavation in the Roonstrasse in Andernach, immediately beside the important Palaeolithic site of Andernach-Martinsberg. Due to construction work, the time for the excavation of the 120 m(2) area was very short and the sediment was divided into quarters of metre squares and packaged in bags. Later, employees of the GDKE and students of the Friedrich-Alexander-Universitat Erlangen-Nurnberg (FAU) conducted a wet-sieving of the sediments. In 2018, within the context of a bachelor thesis, the lithic artefacts found during wet-sieving were analyzed technologically and typologically as well as with regard to their spatial distribution. Typological elements, such as three short scrapers, indicate a Late Palaeolithic origin of the finds which is further corroborated by the lack of any characteristic Magdalenian tools. The technological analysis led to the result that a soft organic and a soft mineral hammer were both used for blank production. Comparing Andernach Roonstrasse with the Magdalenian concentrations I-IV and the Late Palaeolithic concentrations Andernach 2 and 3 showed several similarities with the latter two, but almost none with the Magdalenian assemblages. The spatial analysis of the finds distribution indicates that they represent a continuation of the already known Late Palaeolithic settlement of Andernach-Martinsberg.

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URN: urn:nbn:de:hbz:38-349788
Journal or Publication Title: Archaol. Korrespondenzbl.
Volume: 50
Number: 2
Page Range: S. 145 - 160
Date: 2020
Place of Publication: MAINZ
ISSN: 0342-734X
Language: English
Faculty: Faculty of Arts and Humanities
Divisions: Faculty of Arts and Humanities > Fächergruppe 2: Archäologie, Altertumskunde und Kulturen des Mittelmeerraums > Institut für Ur- und Frühgeschichte
Subjects: no entry
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ArchaeologyMultiple languages
Refereed: Yes


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