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The Scientific Study of Flint and Chert : Proceedings of the Fourth International Flint Symposium Held at Brighton Polytechnic 10-15 April 1983 - G. de G. Sieveking

The Scientific Study of Flint and Chert

Proceedings of the Fourth International Flint Symposium Held at Brighton Polytechnic 10-15 April 1983

By: G. de G. Sieveking (Editor), M. B. Hart (Editor)

Paperback Published: 14th July 2011
ISBN: 9780521169158
Number Of Pages: 306

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The thirty papers in this 1986 volume review the scientific knowledge of the nature of flint and chert at this time. These papers were presented at a 1983 interdisciplinary and international conference on flint and other cherts. Each contribution has been meticulously assessed and edited prior to publication. This collection is principally concerned with the geology and geochemistry of flint in European chert. Topics include the origin of flint; scanning electron microscopy of surface textures; and the behaviour of flint under periglacial conditions. There is a companion volume, edited by G. de G. Sieveking and M. H. Newcomer, on the archaeological uses of flint.

List of contributors
Flint stratigraphy and its relationship to archaeology
The distribution of flint in the English chalk, with particular reference to the 'Brandon Flint Series' and the high Turoniam flint maximum
Controls on Upper Cretaceous sedimentation in the South Downs, with particular reference to flint distribution
The chemical environment of flint formation in Upper Cretaceous chalks
The origin of cherts as members of high productivity sequences: isotopic evidence
The cherts of the Upper Greensand (Cretaceous) of south-east Devon
Flint and fabric in the European chalk
Rhythms, flint and mesofossils in the Cretaceous (Maastrichtian) of Limburg, The Netherlands
Upper Cretaceous flint meal faunas from southern England
Foraminiferids from decayed chalk flints and some examples of their use in geological interpretation
Siliceous coatings on fossil coccoliths - how did they arise?
Perigord cherts: an analytical frame for investigating the movement of Paleolithic hunter-gatherers and their resources
Sources of raw materials used for the manufacture of chipped stone implements in Hungary
Geochemistry and the provenance of flint axes
Flint gravels in the Quaternary of south-east England
The nature, origin and geomorphological significance of clay-with-flints
Periglacial phenomena in the South Downs
Palynological evidence for early and permanent woodland on the chalk of central Hampshire
The postglacial molluscan succession of the South Downs dry valley
Transported flint in Ireland: a charter of investigation for prehistory and geology
Flint and Pre-Quaternary geomorphology in south Sweden and south-west England
Sand grain surface textures
Scanning electron micrographs of quartz, flint and obsidian grains after experimental glacial, subaqueous or aeolian transportation
Procedures in environmental reconstruction by SEM analysis
Simulation of aeolian quartz grain surface textures: some scanning electron microscopic observations
Practical methods for analysing and quantifying two-dimensional images
The analysis of flint by inductively coupled plasma atomic emission spectrometry, as a method of source determination
Applications of magnetic resonance in the study of cherts
Investigation of chert heating conditions using ESR spectroscopy
Thermoluminescence dating: a review of application to burnt flint
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ISBN: 9780521169158
ISBN-10: 0521169151
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 306
Published: 14th July 2011
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 29.7 x 21.0  x 1.6
Weight (kg): 0.74

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