Skip to Main content Skip to Navigation
Book sections

A siliceous rocks database in the northwestern Paris basin : data and resources.

Abstract : The Soissons reference collection has been created in the late 1980s, in a region, in which the Early/Middle Nolithic period has been extensively investigated. The current French-German MK-Project has provided the opportunity to update the existing collection and to incorporate the information into a GIS. The database contains 440 rock samples, mainly from the Aisne and Oise drainage systems in the north-eastern part of the Paris basin. Non-systematic sampling has now extended to the entire Paris basin and to neighbouring regions, including data from the Petite Seine, the Marne and the A5 motorway sites, as well as flint from the Jura Mountains, the Lorraine region, Poland, Belgium, Holland, the Rhineland and Hungary. In parallel, a similar databse for clay is under construction. The fisrt results concern the relationships between lithic technology and flint/stone raw materials in the Neolithic. The lithotheque will possibly provide a reference collection for the identification of raw materials in the Paris basin.
Document type :
Book sections
Complete list of metadata
Contributor : Laurence Manolakakis <>
Submitted on : Monday, May 18, 2020 - 10:11:53 AM
Last modification on : Monday, June 21, 2021 - 9:42:03 PM


Liétar et al 2014.pdf
Publication funded by an institution


  • HAL Id : hal-02551237, version 1



Claira Lietar, Olivia Dupart, Bruno Robert, Françoise Bostyn, François Giligny, et al.. A siliceous rocks database in the northwestern Paris basin : data and resources.. Lithic raw material resources and procurement in Pre- and Protohistoric Times. Proceedings of the 5th Internat. Conf. of the UISPP Commission on Flint Mining (Paris, 2012)., 2656, BAR Publishing, pp.25-38., 2014, British Archaeological Reports International Series, 978-1407312989. ⟨hal-02551237⟩



Record views


Files downloads