Obsidian from the Bronze Age village of San Vincenzo, Stromboli, Aeolian Islands: a preliminary investigation

Levi, S. T., Calliari, D., Arzarello, M., Cannavò, V., Di Renzoni, A. and Photos-Jones, E. (2019) Obsidian from the Bronze Age village of San Vincenzo, Stromboli, Aeolian Islands: a preliminary investigation. Open Archaeology, 5(1), pp. 31-45. (doi: 10.1515/opar-2019-0004)

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Abstract

We present the preliminary results of the ongoing investigation of the obsidian from the Bronze Age village of San Vincenzo, Stromboli, Aeolian Islands, for the purpose of providing technological and typological characterization, and also provenance of the raw material, the latter with non-destructive p-XRF. Regarding provenance, the source of the raw material is likely to be neighbouring Lipari. It was transported to Stromboli and used mostly in a highly opportunistic manner and for the production of blade(let), non-bladelike tools (mainly scrapers) and micro bladelets. The obsidian distribution around the site shows concentration in both domestic and production areas.

Item Type:Articles
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Photos-Jones, Dr Effie
Authors: Levi, S. T., Calliari, D., Arzarello, M., Cannavò, V., Di Renzoni, A., and Photos-Jones, E.
College/School:College of Arts > School of Humanities > Archaeology
Journal Name:Open Archaeology
Publisher:De Gruyter Open
ISSN:2300-6560
ISSN (Online):2300-6560
Published Online:20 April 2019
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 2019 Sara Tiziana Levi et al.
First Published:First published in Open Archaeology 5(1): 31-45
Publisher Policy:Reproduced under a Creative Commons License

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