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Testing a new methodological approach to define the use of dolerite outcrops for prehistoric tool production in Mediterranean Iberia

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Title of host publicationRaw materials exploitation in Prehistory: Sourcing, processing and distribution
DatePublished - 1 Sep 2017
Number of pages13
PublisherCambridge Scholars Publishing
Place of PublicationNewcastle upon Tyne, UK
EditorsTelmo Pereira, Xavier Terradas, Nuno Bicho
Original languageEnglish
ISBN (Electronic)1-4438-9597-0
ISBN (Print)978-1-4438-9597-2


A methodology based on the determination of mineral analysis has
been developed to identify the origin of dolerite stone outcrops that were
collected to fabricate lithic objects during Late Prehistory. Rare earth
elements (REE) and trace elements were measured by Inductively Coupled
Plasma Spectrometry (ICP-MS) and X-ray fluorescence (XRF) was also
employed for the analysis of major elements. Samples from different
natural outcrops and archaeological sites located in the Mediterranean area
of Spain were studied to test the proposed methodological approach.
The employed REE/PAAS ratios allow us to establish geochemical
differences between dolerites collected from different areas in this
geographical framework.

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