obsidian, Mediterranean, exchange network, trade, Itali
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This study focuses on the Neolithic, particularly on the emergence and development of the Diana Culture in the Aeolian Islands. Since the 1950s, the archaeological excavations unearthed parts of a settlement in a plain near the sea, contrada Diana in Lipari. We discuss the technological and typometric study of obsidian from trenches XVII, XXI, and XXXVI. A series of pXRF analyses on obsidian were carried out to identify their sources. A selection of retouched and non-retouched artifacts was examined, showing the higher variability in forms than at importing sites. This significance of this workshop area on prehistoric trade is assessed.
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Open Archaeology, v. 5, issue 1, p. 46-64
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Martinelli, Maria Clara; Tykot, Robert H.; and Vianello, Andrea, "Lipari (Aeolian Islands) Obsidian in the Late Neolithic. Artifacts, Supply and Function" (2019). Anthropology Faculty Publications. 35.