Scandinavian flint an archaeological perspective by Anders Högberg

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Published by Aarhus University Press in Aarhus [Denmark] .

Written in English

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Subjects:

  • Flint -- Scandinavia,
  • Stone implements -- Scandinavia -- Classification,
  • Excavations (Archaeology) -- Scandinavia,
  • Scandinavia -- Antiquities

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. 151-158).

Book details

StatementAnders Högberg & Deborah Olausson.
ContributionsOlausson, Deborah S.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsQE471.15.F47 H64 2007
The Physical Object
Pagination158 p. :
Number of Pages158
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL23965859M
ISBN 108779342787
ISBN 109788779342781
LC Control Number2009417427

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