BACKED KNIFE FROM THE GRAVE OF TRZCINIEC CULTURE IN GABULTÓW, DISTRICT KAZIMIERZA WIELKA
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In one of the skeleton graves of the Trzciniec culture in Gabultów, in the loess upland in southern Poland, a thick backed knife made of the tiny-grain sandstone, most probably of the Carpathians provenience was found. Some similar forms, known from the Trzciniec context, are named 'para-backed segments' or 'knife-like tools'. The closest analogies, made also of the non-flint raw material, represent the macrolithic tool found some years ago in Jakuszowice, not far from Gabultów. Among stone implements of the Otomani-Füzesabony culture backed knife and other forms with bimarginally retouching are also well documented. The sandstone artifact from Gabultów can be significant for the discussion about the role of southern influences visible in the Trzciniec culture.
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