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Lampenberg chert

Material name: Lampenberg chert
Synonyms: N/A
Material (geologic): Upper Jurassic (Kimmeridgian) chert

Detail of chert from Lampenberg
Foto: Matthias Rummer, 2001

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General characteristics

(In part adapted from Affolter, Sedlmeier & Zurbuchen 1997

Geographical setting: N/A
Material and colour: N/A
Other information: Sampling a spoilheap on an early spring morning
Foto: Rengert Elburg, 2002
Knapping notes: N/A
Archaeological description: N/A

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Locality: Lampenberg-Stälzer, Kanton Basel Landschaft, Switzerland
Synonyms: Mining site CH 5 according to the catalogue of the museum in Bochum, 3rd edition (Weisgerber et al. (eds.) 1999). FlintSource sample 251.
Geographical description: WhereItIs
Geographical co-ordinates: Lat. 47° 25' 54" N
Long. 007° 44' 55" E
(Mapdatum WGS 84)
Co-ordinate precision: Precision
Other topographical information: HowToGetThere
Additional information: View across part of the prehistoric mining area
Foto: Rengert Elburg, 2002
Visitors information: PlacesToEatAndDrink
Sampling information: N/A
  Flake of typical chert
Foto: Matthias Rummer, 2002
Flake of typical chert with numerous inclusions
length: 42 mm
Piece of yellowish chert
Foto: Matthias Rummer, 2002
Flake with yellowish discolouration under the cortex
length: 64 mm
  Typical sandy cortex
Foto: Matthias Rummer, 2002
Large overshot flake with typical 'sandy' cortex.
size: 79 mm
Pinkish jurassic chert
Foto: Matthias Rummer, 2002
Piece of pinkish chert from Stälzer
size: 56 mm
Sample description: N/A


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