Lithic Research Roundtable 9, 2018

7. December 2018., Szegedi Akadémiai Bizottság (SZAB) Székháza, Szeged, Somogyi utca 7. | Abstract book


Provenancing Hungarian ’greenstone’ polished tool raw materials in Northern Italy
Benjámin Váczi, György Szakmány, Zsolt Kasztovszky, Roberto Giustetto, Roberto Compagnoni, Elisabetta Starnini (10.00-10.20)

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Polished tools of the Zseliz Culture (Szécsény-Ültetés)
György Szakmány, Szilvia Fábián, Zoltán Kovács, Kristóf Fehér, Sándor Józsa, Tamás Sági, Szilvia Guba, Roderick B. Salisbury (10.20-10.40)

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Archaeometrical study of a Neolithic alcalic basalt polished stone tool from the site Mezőkövesd-Nagy Fertő
Erika Kereskényi, György Szakmány, Béla Fehér, Ferenc Kristály, Ferenc Móricz (10.40-11.00)

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Provenance studies on sandstone tools with archaeometrical methods – the example of Hódmezővásárhely-Gorzsa Neolithic site
Dóra Georgina Miklós, György Szakmány, Sándor Józsa, Ferenc Horváth, Elisabetta Starnini (11.00-11.20)

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Andornaktálya-Marinka: new Palaeolithic stie from the Bükkalja region
Zsolt Mester, Ferenc Cserpák, Norbert Faragó (12.00-12.20)

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Epigravettian site from the Zöld Cave, Budakalász
Sándor Béres, Ferenc Cserpák, György Lengyel, Magdalena Moskal-del Hoyo, Enikő Magyari, Tamás Repiszky, Jarosław Wilczyński (12.20-12.40)

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New results in the Palaeolithic studies of the Cserhát Mountains
Attila Péntek, Krisztián Zandler (12.40-13.00)

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Galgagyörk–Csonkás hegy: excavation results
András Markó, Attila Péntek, Krisztián Zandler (14.20-14.40)

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Excavation at Szécsénke Late Middle Palaeolithic site in 2018
Krisztián Zandler, András Markó, Attila Péntek (14.40-15.00)

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Two old/new flint quarries in the Mátraalja region
Zoltán Henrik Tóth (15.00-15.20)

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Middle Neolithic cache from Kosd (Pest County)
Tibor Marton, Róbert Patay (16.30-16.50)

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Identification of Late Neolithic antler tools for knapping
Zsuzsanna Tóth (16.50-17.10)

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Mine(r)-Archaeologist life in Bükkábrány
Nikolett Kovács (17.10-17.30)

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New Palaeolithic site near Drasenhofen
Attila Botond Szilasi, Lengyel György, Jarosław Wilczyński (poster)

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New Mesolithic site near Jászberény
András Gulyás, Mónika Gutay, Gyula Kerékgyártó (poster)Attila Botond Szilasi, Lengyel György, Jarosław Wilczyński (poster)

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Paleo-jacuzzi and paleo-wallow: new data from Vértesszőlős
Sándor Kele, András Markó (poster)

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Palaeolithic hunting camp remains near Jászfényszaru
András Gulyás, Mónika Gutay, Gyula Kerékgyártó, Imre Károly Milák (poster)

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Neolithic ALBK site at Kál–Mayer-tanya
Mónika Gutay (poster)

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Petrographic study on the macrolithic tools from Csanádpalota-Földvár
Anna Priskin, Bálint Péterdi (poster)

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Unique or average? Interpretations of homogenity concerning a Late Neolithic burial
Kata Szilágyi (poster)

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Lithic Research Roundtable 8, 2017

8. December 2017., Magyar Nemzeti Múzeum, Széchényi-terem, Budapest, Múzeum krt. 14-16. | Abstract Book


Opening speech: Gábor Tomka
Gábor Tomka (10:00–10:20)

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Possibilities of Lower Palaeolithic research in Northeastern Hungary
Péter Szolyák (10:20-10:40)

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Demjén 5 – Early Upper Palaeolithic site
Sándor Béres, Krisztián Zandler (10:40-11:00)

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Notes about the possible connection between the Aurignacian and leaf-shaped stone tools
Attila Péntek, Krisztián Zandler (11:00-11:20)

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Pilismarót-Bitóc, Upper Palaeolithic site – new results
Viola T. Dobosi (11:40-12:00)

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Reference for the technological studies of the Upper Palaeolithic
György Lengyel (12:00-12:20)

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Data for the raw material sources of the Buda Hornston
Zsolt Mester, Réka Péter, Ferenc Cserpák, Norbert Faragó (12:20-12:40)

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CIII – Hommage à Pál Patay
Katalin T. Biró (12:40-13:00)

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Antler tools from Ságvár
Bence Rácz (14:00-14:20)

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Jászberény – Zsombékos site
Mónika Gutay, Attila Péntek, Gyula Kerékgyártó, András Gulyás (14:20-14:40)

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Knapped lithics in the funerary rite – one interpretation in light of the Alsónyék assemblage
Kata Szilágyi (14:40-15:00)

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Stone tools after the Neolithic
Nikolett Kovács, Zsuzsanna Tóth (15:00-15:20)

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Infrared spectrographic studies on the Avas limnic silicites with thermal alterations from the Northestern foots of the Avas Hill, Miskolc
Zoltán Henrik Tóth, Ferenc Kristály, Péter Szolyák (16:00-16:20)

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New buttons tot he Andezite Coat: Avar millstones from Hajdúnánás
Bálint Péterdi, Katalin T. Biró, Zoltán Henrik Tóth, Rozália Bajkai, Ivett Tóth, Zsolt Bendő (16:20-16:40)

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Petrographic studies of polished tools from New-Guinea
György Szakmány, Judit Antoni, Zoltán Kovács (16:40-17.00)

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Szécsénke – 2017, excavation at the Late Middle Palaeolithic site
Krisztián Zandler, Attila Péntek, András Markó (poster)

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Excavation of the Upper Palaeolithic Pécel site
András Markó, Mihály Gasparik (poster)

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Shiny pebbles or more nice shells than the ordinary
András Markó, Alfréd Dulai (poster)

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Obsidian cache from Váncsod, Szénás-dűlő
Anna Priskin, Zsolt Kasztovszky, Artúr Nyírő, Vajk Szeverényi, Veronika Szilágyi, Balázs Wieszner (poster)

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Lithic Research Roundtable 7, 2016

9. December 2016. Dornyay Béla Múzeum, Tanácsterem, Salgótarján, Múzeum tér 2. | Abstract Book


Welcoming speech by Gabriella Shah, museum director
Gabriella Shah (09:50–10:00)

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New sites between Arka and Boldogkőváralja
Sándor Béres (10:00 – 10:15)

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Megyaszó-Szelestető, 2016
Viola T. Dobosi (10:15 – 10:30)

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Megyaszó-Szelestető, 2016
Viola T. Dobosi (10:15 – 10:30)

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Tófalu-Honvéd-halom – open-air Gravettian site in the Tarna Valley
Mónika Gutay, Csaba Bálint, Attila Péntek, Kristóf István Szegedi, Zoltán Henrik Tóth (10:30 – 10:45)

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Comparison of three Gravettian lithic assemblages from the Mátraalja region
Zoltán Henrik Tóth, Mónika Gutay, Attila Péntek, Kristóf István Szegedi (10:45 – 11:00)

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The first results: project “Late Gravettian archaeology as a reflection of hunter-gatherer ecological diversity in the Upper Pleniglacial Central Europe
Jarosław Wilczyński, György Lengyel (11:00 – 11:15)

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Mogyorósbánya, 2016
András Markó (13:00 – 13:15)

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Kálló Puszta-hegy – open-air Epigravettian site complex
Attila Péntek (13:15 – 13:30)

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Feldebrő−Bakoldal 1.: new open-air Epigravettian site in the Tarna Valley
Mónika Gutay, Csaba Bálint, Attila Péntek, Kristóf István Szegedi, Zoltán Henrik Tóth (13:30 – 13:45)

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Upper Palaeolithic occupation features in Apc
Mónika Gutay, Anna Dobos, Csaba Bálint, Attila Péntek, Kristóf István Szegedi (13:45 – 14:00)

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Pendants hanging around – new thoughts about personal adornments of the Hungarian Upper Palaeolithic in view of analogies from abroad
Csaba Bálint (14:00 – 14:15)

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Mesolithic traces in the Tarna Valley
Mónika Gutay, Anna Dobos, Csaba Bálint, Attila Péntek, Kristóf István Szegedi (14:30 – 14:45)

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ISzAP T3 – facts, plans, experiences
Szilvia Fábián, Kata Szilágyi, Katalin T. Biró (14:45 – 15:00)

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Provenancing polished stone tool raw materials of unknow origin – the example of Hornfels tools
György Szakmány, Sándor Józsa, Zsolt Bendő, Zsolt Kasztovszky (15:00 – 15:15)

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Knapped lihtic tool cache of the Baden culture from Hódmezővásárhely-Gorzsa V.
Tünde Horváth, Krisztián Zandler (15:15 – 15:30)

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Archaeological distribution pattern studies in view of the grinders and millstone raw material piroxene-andezite from Domoszló (Mátra Mountains): first results
Bálint Péterdi, Katalin T. Biró, Zoltán Henrik Tóth (15:30 – 15:45)

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Hol vannak a tűzkövek? (Where have all the fire-flints gone…)
Katalin T. Biró (15:45 – 16:00)

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Preliminary report about the 2016. studies of Szécsénke-Kis-Ferenc-hegy open-air Szeletian site
Krisztián Zandler, András Markó, Attila Péntek, Attila Király

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Lithic Research Roundtable 6, 2015

11. december 2015. Herman Ottó Múzeum „Pannon-tenger Múzeum” exhibition hall – Projector room, Miskolc, Görgey Artúr u. 28. | Abstract Book


Welcoming speech by Dr. Tamás Pusztai PhD, museum director
Tamás Pusztai (09:50–10:00)

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Research on polished stone tools of serpentine in Hungary – preliminary results
Bálint Péterdi, Zsolt Bendő, György Szakmány, Zsolt Kasztovszky, Katalin T. Biró (10:00–10:25)

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Traces of fire in our Prehistoric stone quarry
Zoltán Henrik Tóth, Ferenc Kristály (10:25–10:50)

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Further Palaeolithic sites from Kárpátalja (Ukraine)
Béla Rácz, József Kobály (10:50–11:15)

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Preliminary report on the sondage excavation of Szécsénke-Kis-Ferenc-hegy Szeletian site in 2015
Krisztián Zandler, Attila Király (11:15–11:40)

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Legénd-Hosszú-földek, a new open-air Upper Palaeolithic site in the Cserhát Mountains (preliminary results)
Attila Péntek (11:40–12:05)

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Four Palaeolithic sites from Arka and Boldogkőváralja
Sándor Béres (13:00–13:25)

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Middle Upper Palaeolithic assamblage from the 1959 salvage excavation at Molotov Street 12–14 (Papszer 32–34), Miskolc
Péter Szolyák, Klára Szalacsi (13:25–13:50)

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Püspökhatvan-Takács-hegy Gravettian site – part of an Upper Palaeolithic settlement complex in the Cserhát?
Csaba Bálint (13:50–14:15)

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Preliminary report on the sondage excavation of Ipoly-völgy 3 Gravettian site in 2015
Krisztián Zandler (14:15–14:40)

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Interpretation of chipped stone artifacts from graves in Alsónyék
Kata Szilágyi (14:55–15:20)

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Macrolithic finds of the Late Bronze Age fortified settlement Csanádpalota-Földvár: method – data – interpretation
Anna Priskin (15:20–15:45)

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The art of shredding. Bipolar-on-anvil lithic technology in mid-Holocene Upper Nubia
Attila Király (15:45–16:10)

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Lithic Research Roundtable 5, 2014

5. december 2014., Eötvös Loránd University, Institute of Archaeological Sciences, Budapest, Múzeum Krt. 4/B, Institute Library – Bóna-room | Abstract Book


Welcoming speech by Prof. László Borhy, head of the Institute
Borhy László (09:50–10:00)

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New archaeometric investigations of Hungarian polished lithic tools made from „greenstone”
György Szakmány, Zsolt Bendő, Bálint Péterdi, Zsolt Kasztovszky, Katalin T. Bíró (10:00–10:25)

Polished lithic tools made from green or greenish raw materials are an important part of prehistoric (neolithic and chalcolithic) finds. There are a number of raw materials with this color: jade, eclogit, nephrite, serpentinite, green shale, contact metabasit, and other greenish metabasits (primarly amphibolite) and hornfels (limnic-silicite sarusirt). These are metamorphic, usually fine grained or extremely fine grained, dense, massive rocks, suitable for polishing. Their decorative variants could have symbolic value – mostly these types of tools occur without damages in the collections. Concerning their raw material sources it can be said that these stones are examples of long-distance import.
The ordinary destructive methods are allowed to apply only to broken or damaged pieces, so the non-destructive analytical methods have utmost importance for investigating the sound tools. Among these methods, the SEM surface analysis has a paramount role in the characterization and classification of the different greenstone tools.
We investigate „greenstone” tools residing in museum collections. In our lecture we present a survey of different „greenstone” tool types, then we summarize our new results. Our research is undertaken in the frames of the OTKA K 100385 grant and the Jade-2 program.

Quartz and quartzite tools from the Cserhát mountains
Attila Péntek (10:25–10:50)

The presentation briefly outlines the petrographic characteristics of quartz and quartzite in an attempt to clarify their nomenclature. Quartz and quartzite are barely present in the Hungarian archaeological lithic collections, because these raw materials are neglected in the research. We emphasize the importance these materials, as a huge amount of lithic material made from quartz and quartzite are known after extensive surveys of the Cserhát mountains. Tha majority of these artefacts are worked in a vauge manner, because the unfavorable petrographic characteristisc of quartz and quartzite.

Correlation of hammer weight and blade thickness in the Upper Palaeolithic lithic technology
György Lengyel (10:50–11:15)

Upper Palaeolithic blade dimensions most often are under 10 centimeters. These blades are usually thin, their metric characteristics cause a sophisticated form. In the case of blades longer than 10 centimeters not only the length but all the other dimensions are increased. The big blades often have a greater thickness. Throughout the Upper Palaeolithic in Eastern-Central-Europe, only one archaeological culture produced long and at the same time, thin blades, the late Gravettian. During experimental tests we applied different methods to increase blade length and keep the thickness small simultaneously. Our experiment found correlation between hammer weight and blade thickness.

Thougths about the connection between cultural tradition and raw material use with an example of knapped lithics from the Karancsság
Kata Szilágyi (11:35–12:00)

Karancsság-Alsó-rétek Middle and Late Neolithic site was excavated by Gábor Bácsmegi in 2002. This is the second excavated Neolithic site in Nógrád county after Szécsény-Ültetés. The other known Neolithic sites in the county are known only after surface surveys. In his article about a his excavation at Nógrádkövesd in 1956, Pál Patay mentioned that the hills of Nógrád could be the border zone between the Central European Linear Pottery Culture and the Bükk Culture. This land of separation and rather of connection can be seen on the pottery from Szécsény, with „Western” forms and „Eastern” ornaments, noted by Szilvia Fábián.
The 642 pieces of knapped stones under study also testify this double orientation. The typological and technological characteristics of the lithics are akin to traditions of the Central European Linear Pottery Culture and Lengyel Culture. Nevertheless the majority of the used raw materials were from the East. These mixed traits represent an interesting question about the correlation of tradition and raw materiel use.

Domestic stone tools, or activity areas at the outer settlement of Polgár-Csőszhalom
Norbert Faragó (12:00–12:25)

We do not have a detailed knowledge about the social life of the community that lived at Polgár-Csőszhalom in the Late Neolithic period. We do not know about the base units, the importance of descent groups, or any other factor that played a role in the integration and everyday life of this community. To address these questions we analyzed the raw material composition and spatial distribution of the knapped lithic material found at the outer settlement. The results testify a homogenous pattern, there were economic units encompassing more buildings that lived beside each other. These units were self sufficient, nevertheless, they had organic relations to each other, as they took part in the bulid-up of bigger organizational units.

Beyond sizes: leaf points of the Szeletian Culture?
Gergely Nagy (12:25–12:50)

The Szeletian Culture has been characterized by its sophisticated leaf-shaped points from the time of its recognition. In the early times it was paired with the French Solutrean, only after F. Prošek’s definition became a distinct entity. From this time on, the so-called accompanying industry too got scientific attention beside the leaf points.
Nowadays there are two main interpretation of the Szeletian. In the view of Árpád Ringer, this culture evolved from the local Middle Palaeolithic Bábonyian Culture into a homogenous „early” Szeletian which has been followed by a „developed” phase. Katalin Simán considers this early and developed stages as two distinct cultural entity. In her view the characteristic leaf-shaped tools of the „developed” Szeletian are only borrowings from the „early” Szeletian culture, there are not any genetic relationship between the two. Opposed to this, Ringer’s hypothesis contains a developmental scheme inside one cultural tradition, from the Bábonyian knives into rough leaf-shaped tools then finer leaf-points.
The comprehensive morphometric analysis of these tools is not conducted until now, with the exception of Zsolt Mester’s study about the dimensions of leaf-shaped tools. Based on his data, I made a statistical analysis on the Szeletian tools, supplemented by other implements from the Szeletian of Slovakia and Moravia.
The aim of this study partly converges with Mester’s aims, on the other part, I would like to approach the one culture – more culture question from the direction of leaf-shaped tools.

Becske-Júlia-major, an open air palaeolithic site
Attila Péntek (14:00–14:25)

The palaeolithic site found 2 kms North from the village Becske is one of the most Northern palaeolithic occurence in the Cserhát Mountains, next to Debercsény-Mogyorós, published earlier. Its topographic position is comparable to the other sites in the region, namely, along a blind valley, to facilitate hunting. The site possibly sits on an ancient migration route too, as the dense and heterogenous lithic collection suggests. The collection consists of side-scrapers, bifacial tools and leafpoints reminiscent of the Micoquian / Bábonyian ar/and the Szeletian, but we can find characteristic Upper Palaeolithic tools, as end-scrapers on blades and some end-scrapers on flakes.

The first in situ Old Stone Age site in the Rába Valley
Norbert Faragó, Éva Halbrucker, Attila Király, Zsolt Mester, Attila Péntek (14:25–14:50)

Along with the construction of the M86 road, an intensive quarrying activity began in the Valley of the River Rába. In one of these gravel quarries János Hatos archaeological technician discovered a new prehitoric site in the August of 2014. The following salvage excavation unearthed a dense in situ lithic scatter. In our preliminary view, the age of this site is Epipalaeolithic – early Mesolithic. Thus, Páli-Dombok is the first in situ palaeolithic/epipalaeolithic site in the Rába Valley.

New Palaeolithic site at the foot of the Mátra: Gyöngyöspata-Mész-pest
Ferenc Benus (14:50–15:15)

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The site of Tata (Hungary) revisited. Morpho-functional results suggest hafting of Neandertal’s microlithic tools
Antony Borel, Marie-Hélène Moncel (poster)

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Stone artefacts from Százhalombatta-Földvár, Central Hungary
Éva Halbrucker (poster)

Since 1998, the Matrica Museum conducts archaeological excavations in the frames of the Százhalombatta Archaeological Excavation (SAX) project. The research is part of an international project which compares lifeways and society in Bronze Age Europe. The excavation takes place in a 20×20 m trench, divided to 2×2 and 1×1 units based on UTM coordinates. These divisions mark the divisions of the documentation too.
My research concerns the lithics of this site. My poster presents the lithic industry of the first five layers of the site.

Analysis of household units from chipped stone tools
Kata Szilágyi (poster)

The presentation focuses on the raw material, typology, technology and household archaeological interpretation of a chipped stone industry, from Alsónyék-Kanizsa-dűlő, a Late Neolithic Lengyel Culture settlement in Southeastern Transdanubia.
Household archaeology of settlements gains a lot of attention today, which is faciliated by modern scientific methods and large-scale preventive excavations in connection with large-scale constructions.
Technological study of chipped stone means an opportunity to reconstruct the lithic technological system of a cultural entity. The steps of knapping activity, or Chaîne Opératoire reveal the place and type of knapping inside the settlement. These clues help to localize activity areas. Coupled with similar analyses of other find types (i.e. not lithics), this method can delineate household units.
At the site examined, most of the lithics came from big clay quarrying pits. Based on the location of postholes and these pits we could sketch four separate household units for comparative study.
The raw material use and the omnipresence of every lithic types in every units suggest that knapping activity occured everywhere inside the settlement. The ratio of types was different among the household units, so the processes of knapping can be localized at a certain level inside the settlement.

Lithic Research Roundtable 4, 2013

6. december 2013., Eötvös Loránd University, Institute of Archaeological Sciences, Budapest, Múzeum Krt. 4/B, Institute Library – Bóna-room | Abstract Book


Welcoming speech by Prof. Pál Raczky, head of the Institute
Pál Raczky (09:50–10:00)

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Mogyorósbánya conclusions
Viola T. Dobosi (10:00–10:25)

There is no English abstract yet.

Prehistoric sites in Domoszló
Zoltán Henrik Tóth (10:25–10:50)

For a long time, we could speak about the man of the Middle and Upper Palaeolithic of Domoszló in general terms only. There was not any find spot in the vicinity of the village, despite that this high ground, the steep and narrow, north-south lined valleys are strategic locations for hunters. It is not by chance that the presented lithics were discovered in these settings. The sites are:
Nagyjárás. The traces of Aurignacian hunters are found at the Southern side of the Hegyes Hill, beside the ravines leading to the Tarjánka Valley. The collection has a wide spectrum of lithic raw materials and it is worth to mention a polishing stone with five grooves.
Závoza-völgy. This area stretches from the Domoszló-gate to the church hill at the Northern end of the village. The findings are metaryolite paleoliths, flakes and cores made of silicious rocks from the Mátra.
These archaeological sites link Domoszló into the Northern Hungarian paleolithic period, in some cases they are unique, and they allow us to infer migration routes and long-distance relationships of prehistoric hunter-gatherers.

New Upper Palaeolithic site at Halmajugra-Szoller-dűlő
Mónika Gutay (10:50–11:15)

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Chronology of our Upper Palaeolithic sites
Sándor Béres (11:35–12:00)

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Prehistoric flint quarrying at Miskolc Avas-hill
Árpád Ringer (12:00–12:25)

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Preliminary results of the polished stone tools from Alattyán-Vízköz Late Neolithic
Katalin T. Biró, Gyula Kerékgyártó, György Szakmány (12:25–12:50)

Gyula Kerékgyártó’s filed walkings produced a huge amount of archaeolgical sites: the first palaeolithic and mesolithic findings in the Jászság region, quarrying sites and workshops in the Mátra Mountains. Alattyán-Vízköz is one of his discoveries, where an extraodrinary „greenstone” polished axe was found, among other tools. This tool is the first subject of our JADE2 project, intended to collect and publish tools made from this distinctive raw material in Hungary.
Alongside this undertaking there is an opportunity to investigate the lithic collections that contain these greenstone tools too. Alattyán-Vízköz is extraordinary in this respect; it contains 55 polished stone axes, with an approximately age of the Late Neolithic (Tiszai Culture). Their preservation is good, only 13 pieces are damaged or broken. This condition suggests that they were grave goods, which interpretation is strengthened by the fact that many undamaged small finds occured too.
Study of raw material distribution based on macroscopic observation for now, but we are planning to clarify with instrumental tests. The most charasteristic and most abundant raw material is the contact metabasite (former „green shale”), originated in the vicinity of Železný Brod, Czech Republic. A subvolcanic or lodic material is quite common too, which is called by us as metadolerite. The origin of this rock could be around Szarvaskő. The following metrials are present in different proportions: sarusirt form the Banat, basalt, basaltic andesite, „greenstone” (probably nephrite), one occurence of green shale from Felsőcsatár, one marble and a serpentinite tool.
The raw material composition of this site is typical for the Northern Hugarian Plain (Oravecz-Józsa Group VII).

Chipped stone artifacts of a household from Alsónyék
Kata Szilágyi (14:00–14:25)

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The ALBK stone tool producing system – technological observations and a possible chaîne opératoire
Attila Botond Szilasi (14:25–14:50)

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Experimental archaeological aspects of the Epigravettian blade production
György Lengyel (14:50–15:15)

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Apples and oranges…? Comparison of a lithic assemblage found during preventive excavation with a sieved assemblage from a stratigraphic unit
Norbert Faragó (15:35–16:00)

Often mentioned topos that archaeology is one of the sciences, which examines and destroys its object of study at same time. The scientific experiment has little room in this arrangement. The controlled and documented context can be secured, but the repeatibility is a rare commodity. We had a lucky situation at the late neolithic settlement of Polgár-Csőszhalom to get this commodity. The dirt excavated from a stratigraphic unit of an object in the horizontal part of the settlement was separated for dry sieving. Given the controlled context, the repeatibility, we could alter only one variable, namely the method of recovering artefacts. We compared the findings excavated with hand tools to the sieved material. The goal of our experiment is to examine what is the impact of the two different technique on the material remains.

Typical talk: methods of lithic analyses and their effect ont he prehistory of Nubia
Attila Király (16:00–16:25)

What is the impact of our presuppositions on the methods with we analize lithics? What do we intend to show, and how do we achieve that? What is the afterlife of our demonstration? Obviously, these interrelated questions aim beyond the actual tools of publication. Modes and forms of representation cling together with the scientific problems as the research begins, affect our methods, our concepts, eventually the implementation of our results.
In this review, I investigate the branching tree of lithic systematics and its implementation concerning Northeast-Africa, particularly Nubia in the early Holocene. The enquiry focuses on effects that changed the narrative about regional prehistory, on expectations we are building today in lithic storytelling.

Third type lies: applying statistical methods on the knapped lithics of Avas-Alsószentgyörgy
Gergely Nagy (16:25–16:50)

There are three kind of lies: lies, damned lies, and statistics. This presentation is a smaller fib, hopefully. I investigate a chipped stone assemblage from the Avas Hill, Miskolc with different statistical methods. The data comprosed of metric and technological traits, the data were taken from 500 randomly chosen pieces, one tenth of the whole assemblage. Another fib that I present only the significant results of this investigation. The small amount of typical items, the random sampling and the unsuccesful remontage prevented me from a thorough presentation. The investigated sample allows some statistical interpretation based on technological data, I present technological correlations and tendencies.

Lithic industry of Buják-Szente
Attila Péntek, Krisztián Zandler (16:50–17:15)

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Lithic Research Roundtable 3, 2012

7. december 2012., Miskolc University, Faculty of Arts, Institute of History, Department of Prehistory and Archaeology, Miskolc, Egyetemváros | Abstract Book


The potential of rubble analysis in the taphonomical studies of surface sites
Attila Király (10.00 – 10.20)

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Tata-Porhanyó in 2012
Viola T. Dobosi (10.30 – 10.50)

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Statistics about standardization: results of a study on lithics from Érd
Zsolt Mester (11.00 – 11.20)

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The unknown acquaintance – revision of the Miskolc, Molotov utca assemblage (1959)
Péter Szolyák, Klára Szalacsi (11.40 – 12.00)

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About the definition of our Middle Palaeolithic sites
András Markó (12.10 – 12.30)

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Ostoros-Rácpa open-air Palaeolithic site
Krisztián Zandler, Sándor Béres (12.40 – 13.00)

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Open-air Szeletian site and its aspects at Szécsénke – Kis-Ferenc-hegy
Sándor Béres, Attila Péntek, Krisztián Zandler (14.00 – 14.20)

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Late Neolithic chipped stone tools at the horizontal settlement of Polgár-Csőszhalom dűlő
Norbert Faragó (14.30 – 14.50)

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Grinding stones and a millstone workshop in the Mátraalja region
Katalin T. Biró, Bálint Péterdi, Zoltán Henrik Tóth (15.00 – 15.20)

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New metarhyolite (Szeletian quartzporphyry) occurence and raw material quarry above Bükkszentlászló
Zoltán Henrik Tóth, Árpád,Ringer Norbert Németh (15.40 – 16.00)

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SzeleStra – new stratigraphical research at the eponymous site of the Szeletian
Zsolt Mester, György Lengyel, Árpád Ringer, Péter Szolyák (16.10 – 16.30)

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An ELTE Research programme for the study of the relations between prehistoric occupations and lithic raw material occurences
Zsolt Mester, Norbert Faragó, György Lengyel (16.40 – 17.00)

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Lithic Research Roundtable 2, 2011

3. december 2011., Miskolc University, Faculty of Arts, Institute of History, Department of Prehistory and Archaeology, Miskolc, Egyetemváros | Abstract Book


Lithic tool-use in space and time
Katalin T. Biró (10:00-10:30)

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How can we go out of Africa? Thoughts about Palaeolithic research in the sudan in the light of a handaxe
Attila Király (10:30-11:00)

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Archaeological reconnaisance in the Mátra Mountains: palaeolithic workshops of Gyöngyöspata, Gyöngyöstarján and Gyöngyösoroszi
Mónika Gutay, Gyula Kerékgyártó, Attila Kecskeméti (11:00-11:30)

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New data for the provenance of Szeletian glassy quartz-porphyry: Bükkszentlászló, hideg-víz
Zoltán Henrik Tóth (11:30-12:00)

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Production of Szeletian leaf-shaped bifacials
Zsolt Mester, Norbert Faragó (12:00-12:30)

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New Aurignacian site near Andornaktálya
Krisztián Zandler, Sándor Béres (12:30-13:00)

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Topography of Gravettian sites
Viola T. Dobosi, Balázs Holl (13:00-13:30)

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Pilismarót – Öregek-dűlő: edification of the excavation of a classic site
András Markó (14:30-15:00)

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New Palaeolithic research in the region of Hont
Krisztián Zandler, Attila Király (15:00-15:30)

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Statistical study of normality in the case of blade length data, or typology of unretouched blades after László Vértes’ works
Ferenc Eleki (15:30-16:00)

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Barca I: revision of a Mesolithic campsite in Eastern Slovakia
Róbert Kertész (16:00-16:30)

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Knapped lithics from a Late Neolithic grave
Kata Szilágyi (16:30-17:00)

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Lithic Research Roundtable 1, 2010

3. december 2010., Miskolc University, Faculty of Arts, Institute of History, Department of Prehistory and Archaeology, Miskolc, Egyetemváros | Abstract Book


Raw material transfers at the Kárpátalja region during Palaeolithic times
Béla Rácz (10:45-11:15)

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Bone points and leaf-shaped lithic points from old cave excavations in Hungary
András Markó (11:15-11:45)

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Jankovichian and Early Szeletian in the light of leaf-shaped lithics
Zsolt Mester (11:45-12:15)

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Acsa-Rovnya in 2010
Viola T. Dobosi (12:15-12:45)

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Current issues on the Miskolc-Tapolca, formerly Görömböly Rockshelter palaeolithic site
Árpád Ringer (14:15-14:45)

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Palaeolithic occupations at Demjén Szőlő-hegy
Krisztián Zandler, Sándor Béres (14:45-15:15)

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Gravettian assemblages at the southern borders of Miskolc: Harsány junction and Kis-Föld
Péter Szolyák (15:15-15:45)

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Raw material economy of the Gravettian site Bodrogkeresztúr-Henye
György Lengyel (15:45-16:15)

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At the borders of lithic ages. End of the palaeolithic in the centre of the Carpathian Basin – facts and conjectures
Róbert Kertész (16:15-16:45)

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