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The end of ‘splendid isolation’: a continental perspective on the Old Quay discovery

Abstract : The discovery of Mesolithic arrowheads on the Isles of Scilly with clearly continental European roots challenges the most deeply embedded ideas of Mesolithic specialists. While the disturbed stratigraphic context prevents a full understanding of the complete technical system, we must draw some conclusions regarding the Neolithic transition, and the ways and means of prehistoric navigation. At a more methodological level, this important discovery raises questions about our reading of features of technology, such as the nature of the transfers and whether they were exchanges or copies
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Grégor Marchand. The end of ‘splendid isolation’: a continental perspective on the Old Quay discovery. Antiquity, Antiquity Publications/Cambridge University Press, 2015, 89 (346), pp.974--976. ⟨10.15184/aqy.2015.79⟩. ⟨hal-01245163⟩

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