Papers representing the Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference of the UISPP Commission on Flint Mining in Pre- and Protohistoric Times (Madrid, 14-17 October 2009). Contents: 1) Setting the Context. A brief introduction to the Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference of the UISPP Commission on Flint mining in Pre- and Protohistoric Times (Susana CONSUEGRA and Pedro DÍAZ-DEL-RÍO); 2) Residues at the Neolithic flint extraction site at Den of Boddam, Aberdeenshire, Scotland (Alan SAVILLE); 3) The origins of flint extraction in Britain (David FIELD); 4) The evidence for the seasonal use of the English flint mines (Peter TOPPING); 5) Territories and lithic resources in the Paris basin during the Middle Neolithic (4200-3600 BC) (Laurence MANOLAKAKIS and François GILIGNY); 6) A New Approach for analysing Mining Production and Management combining Geomorphological, Geological and Physical approaches: the case of Ri/Fresne Neolithic flint mine, France (Rodrigue TSOBGOU AHOUPE et a); 7) The flint mine of Ri «Le Fresne» (Cyril MARCIGNY et al); 8) New 14C dates from the Neolithic flint mines at Rijckholt-St. Geertruid, the Netherlands (M. E. Th. de GROOTH, R. C. G. M. LAUWERIER and M. E. ter SCHEGGET); 9) Traces of Earliest Prehistoric Flint Mining Activity in high alpine region of Western Austria (Walter LEITNER, Thomas BACHNETZER and Markus STAUDT); 10) Chert Mining in the Krumlov Forest (Southern Moravia) (Martin OLIVA); 11) Extraction methods in the Bronze Age at the Wierzbica ‘Zele’ flint mine site (Central Poland): a model (Hanna & Jacek LECH, Kamil ADAMCZAK and Dagmara WERRA); 12) Danubian organization of flint mining in the southern part of the Polish Jura: a study from Sąspów near Cracow (Jacek LECH); 13) Antlers in flint mining: technological opportunism and symbolism (Andrzej BOGUSZEWSKI and Ludomir R. LOZNY); 14) Problem of the flint tools from the Sąspów mine site in the light of use-wear analysis (Jolanta MAŁECKA-KUKAWKA); 15) Pedreira do Aires and Monte das Pedras: two Neolithic flint ‘mines’ in the Lisbon Peninsula (Marco António ANDRADE and Henrique MATIAS); 16) The gathering, stocking and knapping of flint during the Chalcolithic at Casal Barril (Portugal) (Ana Catarina SOUSA and Victor S. GONÇALVES); 17) Evidence of flint mining in the Treviño syncline (Basque-Cantabrian Basin, western Pyrenees, Spain) (Antonio TARRIÑO, Alfonso BENITO-CALVO, Pedro J. LOBO, Iosu JUNGUITU and David LARREINA); 18) The impact of geological factors on flint mining and large blade production in the Betic Cordillera (Spain) in the 4th – 3rd mill. BC (Antonio MORGADO and José A. LOZANO); 19) Prehistoric flint exploitation in Loma de Enmedio-Realillo (Tarifa coast, Cádiz, Spain) (Salvador DOMÍNGUEZ-BELLA, José RAMOS MUÑOZ and Javier MARTÍNEZ); 20) Searchers and miners: fi rst signs of Flint exploitation in Madrid’s region (Javier BAENA et al); 21) Time for action. The chronology of mining events at Casa Montero (Madrid, Spain) (Pedro DÍAZ-DEL-RÍO and Susana CONSUEGRA); 22) Working in the Flint Mine: Percussion Tools and Labour Organisation at Casa Montero (Spain) (Marta CAPOTE); 23) Mining tools use in a mining context or how can the expected become unexpected (Xavier TERRADAS, Ignacio CLEMENTE and Juan F. GIBAJA); 24) Prehistoric Flint Mines of the Gargano: an Overview (Massimo TARANTINI, Attilio GALIBERTI and Fabrizio MAZZAROCCHI); 25) Two Flint Caches from a Lower-Middle Paleolithic Flint Extraction and Workshop Complex at Mount Pua, Israel (Ran BARKAI and Avi GOPHER); 26) A new Neolithic quarry complex at Har Gevim, Israel: An introduction (Avi GOPHER and Ran BARKAI); 27) Reassessment of a putative chert quarry in Oman (Gerhard TRNKA); 28) Flint procurement strategies of the early hunter-gatherers of eastern Uruguay (José LÓPEZ MAZZ, Andrés GASCUE and Gustavo PIÑEIRO)
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