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Jurassic chert from Löwenburg

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

Detail of light chert
Foto: Matthias Rummer, 2003

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General characteristics

(In part adapted from Schmid 1976 and Schmid 1980b

Geographical setting: N/A
Material and colour: N/A
Other information: Overgrown excavation area
Foto: Rengert Elburg, 2002
Knapping notes: N/A
Archaeological description: N/A

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Locality: Pleigne-Löwenburg, Kanton Jura, Switzerland
Synonyms: "Neumühlenfeld III", Mining site CH 1 according to the catalogue of the museum in Bochum, 3rd edition (Weisgerber et al. (eds.) 1999). FlintSource samples 174 and 252.
Geographical description: WhereItIs
Geographical co-ordinates: Lat. 47° 26' 16" N
Long. 007° 19' 37" E
(Mapdatum WGS 84)
Co-ordinate precision: The coordinates given are those of the former excavation. The material in our sample comes from a wider area, mostly on the slope above the prehistoric mining site, around 47° 26' 14" N, 007° 19' 34" E, approx. 100 metres to the southwest. As usual, the readings were taken with a handheld GPS-set and lie not more than ca. 10 metres from the actual position.
Other topographical information: HowToGetThere
Additional information: View across the sampling area
Foto: Rengert Elburg, 2002
Visitors information: PlacesToEatAndDrink
Sampling information: N/A
  Flake of light grey chert
Foto: Matthias Rummer, 2003
Flake of typical light grey chert
length: 50 mm
Split nodule
Foto: Matthias Rummer, 2003
Split small nodule from Pleigne
size: 59 mm
  Small blade with fossil
Foto: Matthias Rummer, 2003
Small elogated flake with enclosed fossil
length: 23 mm
Sample description: N/A
  opaque striped chert
Foto: Matthias Rummer, 2003
Very dense, striped variety of Jurassic chert from Löwenburg
size: 58 mm
Chert with quartz crystals
Foto: Matthias Rummer, 2003
Flake of opaque chert with numerous detritic (?) quartz crystals
size: 52 mm
  Chert with cortex
Foto: Matthias Rummer, 2003
Striped variety with theck, hard cortex
length: 49 mm


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