Preliminary results of the recent excavation of a radiolarite mine area and its surroundings in Sedmerovec

Sedmerovec-Podjamie is a quarry site rich in knapped lithic implements – partly from the Late Mesolithic period.

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Preliminary report of an Upper Palaeolithic site Feldebrő-Bakoldal 1

New study about ceramic sherds in association with Palaeolithic artifacts, from Pleistocene layers at the site.

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Taxonomy of the Early Middle Palaeolithic in Central Europe

Our hypothesis claims a complex, polycentric origin of some of the distinguished units that employed Levallois technology and bifacial tools

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Welcome to our site! Litikum is the yearly published journal of the Lithic Research Roundtable that unites prehistorians and archaeologists in Hungary, those are interested in lithic studies. The Roundtable organizes annual meetings as a forum for presenting on-going research, new approaches and methods related to lithic analysis.

The Lithic Research Roundtable (LRR) unites prehistorians and archaeologists in Hungary who are interested in lithic studies – anything in connection with lithics as an aspect of humanity’s material culture. Although the present members of the LRR are focusing mainly to the Palaeolithic era, we accept opinions and contributions from every time period.

Our goal is sharing scientific research results through our open access electronic journal. Litikum publishes articles (1) from the field of lithic research of Palaeolithic, Mesolithic, and Neolithic in Central Europe, and (2) developing theoretical and methodological issues related to the field of lithic studies in general.

Litikum appears in a single volume per year, after the current Lithic Research Roundtable meeting. The articles made available continuously through our webpage, so You do not have to wait a year for a new article. The articles are free of charge, open access products under Creative Commons license.

Besides the Litikum Journal, this site offers an opportunity to present short communications, promotional material and reviews in connection with lithic research. Feel free to submit posts at any time, in any length. The current posts are available at the left. All of the posts are accessible here.

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