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INST ITUTU L
DE ARHEOLOGI E
I AS I

ALEXANDRU IOAN CUZA


UNIVERSITY of IA$1

ln t ernational Council
for Archaeozoology

COMPLEXUL
MUZEAL
NATIONAL
MOLDOVA
IA~I

llth Meeting of the


ICAZ Worked Bone Research Group

PROGRAMME AND ABSTRACTS

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la~i,

Romania, 23-28 May 2016

SCIENTIFIC COMMITIEE
Dr. Luminita BEJENARU, "Alexandru loan Cuza" University of la ~i {Romania)
Dr. George BODI, lnstitute of Archaeology, la~ {Romana)
Dr. Alce CHOYKE, Medieval Studies Department, Central European Universty,
Budapest, Hungary
Dr. Pam J. CRABTREE, Department of Anthropology, New York Universty, USA
Dr. va DAVID, CNRS, Maison Archologe & Ethnologie, Universit Pars Ouest
Nanterre-La-Dfense, Nanterre, France
Dr. lsabelle SIDRA, CNRS, Mason Archologie & Ethnologie, Nanterre, France
Dr. Senca Turcanu, "M oldova" Natonal Museum Complex of la~i {Romania)
Dr. Selena Vitezovi, Archaeologcal lnstitute, Belgrade, Serbia
Dr. Petar ZIDAROV, Laboratory of Archaeometry and Experimental Archaeology,
New Bulgaran Unversity, Sofia, Bulgaria

ORGANIZING COMMITIEE
Dr. Lumnita BEJENARU, "Alexandru loan Cuza" University of la~i {Romania)
Dr. George BODI, lnsttute of Archaeology, la~i {Romania)
Dr. Mhaela DANU, "Alexa ndru loan Cuza" Unversty of la~ i {Romania)
Dr. Si mina RAFAIL-STANC, "Alexandru loan Cuza" University of la ~i {Romania)
Dr. Senica TURCANU, "Moldova" National Museum Complex of l a~ (Romana)

Specal thanks to:


Staff of Bucovina Village Museum {Suceava, Romania),
Museum of Cucuteni Cha/co/ithic Art {Piatra Neamt, Romania)
Cover: bone artefact discovered at Nicultel, 2d century AD; photo: George Nutu,
Eco-Mu seum Research lnsttute, Tulcea, Romania

l l th

Meeting of the ICAZ Worked Bone Researc h Group


la~i, 23-28 May 2016

PROGRAMME
Schedule of Presentations
Monday, 23 May
" Ferdinand" Conference Room,
"Alexandru loan Cuza" University of la~i, "A" Building, first floor
Carol 1Boulevard, No. 11, 700506 l a~i

9-11

Registration of participants

1100-1230 Opening session


Welcome words from the university staff
Alice CHOYKE: A look back at the work of the /CAZ Worked Bones
Research Group
Discussions

12 30-130 Coffee Break


Oral presentations
" Ferdina nd" Conference Room
Session Chair: Pam Crabtree

13-1320 va DAVID: Functional aspects of incised engraving


1320_1340 Justin BRADFIELD: Results of use-trace analysis on pointed bone too/s
from southern A/rica
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13 -14 Nin na MANASERYAN, Nora YENGIBARYAN : Bon e Arrowheads
Discovered in-Armenia
140-1420 Jesus TAPIA, Marian CUETO, Esteban LVAREZ-FERNNDEZ, Juli n
BCARES: Bone industry in the Lower Magdalenian in Cantabria
Spain: El Cierro Cave (Ribadesella, Asturias)
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40
14 -14
Monica MRGRIT, Adina BORONEANT, Clive BONSALL
Exploitation of Cervus e/aphus antier during the Mesolithic in the /ron
Gates: A comparison between the sites of /coana and Ostrovul
Corbu/ui
1s00 : Welcoming Reception
The Hall of the Senat, "Alexa ndru loan Cu za" University of

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Tuesday, 24th May 2016


Registration of participants

9-920

920_ 940
9 40-10
10-1020

102-104

Oral presentations
" Ferdinand" Conference Room
Session Chair: Alice CHOYKE
Valentin RADU, Monica MRGRIT, Valentina VOINEA, Kristine
MARTIROSYAN-OLSHANSKY, Ruben BADALYAN, Adina BORONEANT,
Migdonia GEORGESCU : Processing the spur-thighed tortoise carapace

(Testudo graeca) in Prehistory. Case studies from Romania and


Armenia (Bth to 5th millennium BC)
Vuk KOLDZl: Neolithic bone working: Recognizing craft production in
Vinca culture
Saiji ARAI, Farhad GULIYEV, Yoshihiro NISHIAKI: Evolution of Worked
Bone lndustry in the Neo/ithic Southern Caucasus
Pia WISTOFT NIELSEN : Osseous Material in the Southern Levant in the
PPNB. Strong Technologica/ Traditions in the Production of Bone
Tools and Objects
Monica MRGRIT, Pavel MIREA, Valentin RADU: The exploitation of
the aquatic resources for the adornments and too/ manufacturing in
the Neolithic settlement from Migura "Buduiasca" ("Boldu/ fui MO$
/van u?")

1040_1110 Coffee Break


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30

Poster Session

The Hall of the Echoing Footsteps, "Alexandru loan Cu za" University of la ~ i


Session Chair: Simina RAFAIL-STANC

The single-row harpoons with distinguished shaft from Pofish


Lowland - sorne technologica/ issues

Justyna ORtOWSKA:

Grzegorz OSIPOWICZ, Aleksandra LISOWSKA-GACZOREK, Daniel MAKOWIECKI,


Tomasz PtOSZAJ, Laurie J. REISEMA, Krzysztof SZOZTE K, Henryk WITAS: New

ornamented 'baton perc' from central Poland. Evidence for a long-range


exchange in ear/y Mesolithic Europe?
Grzegorz OSIPOWICZ, Daniel MAKOWIECKI, Ryszard GRYGIEL, Justyna KURIGA:

Middle Neolithic workshop producing bon e chisels from si te in Oslonki.


Preliminary results of multi-faceted studies.
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Grzegorz OSIPOWICZ, Mariusz BOSIAK, Justyna KURIGA: New studies on the Stone

Age bone and antier softening methods at the lnstitute of Archaeology, Nico/aus
Copernicus University (Poland)
To catch a fish, so juicy, sweet... Some aspects of
manufacturing hooks in the Vi nea culture: case study of Gomolava

Selena VITEZOVl:

COM~A: A metatarso/ bone of a bovid shaped as a chisel in the


Eneo/ithic necropolis from Ostrovul Corbu/ui (Mehedinti County, Romana)

Alexandra

Hristina PAVKOVA, Petar ZIDAROV: Making hales: techniques for perforating


heavy duty antier tools in the Eastern Ba/kans during the Copper Age
Lenka JURKOVICOV, Sandra SZELOV, Bibina HROMADOV: The humananimals relationship in bones: analysis of cut-marks from Early Bronze Age site
Pasoh/vky (Czech Republic)
Corneliu BELDIMAN, Diana-Maria SZTANCS, Berecki SNDOR: Bronze Age

adornment made of human tooth discovered in Transylvania


Neculai BOLOHAN, Andreea VORNICU, Luminita BEJENARU: Bones, too/s and

some other stories about recent archaeological survey in Eastern Romana


Jesus TAPIA, Esteban LVAREZ-FERNNDEZ, Rodrigo PORTERO, Jos SASTRE,
Patricia FUENTES: Bone industry during the Late Antiquity in Northern Spain: the

Castro of El Castrillon {Santa Eulalia de Tbara, Zamora)


Dan ELEFTERESCU: The Sewing Need/es from Durostorum (Ferma 4-0strovit)
Hasret GARAN: Bone Workshop and Artefacts in Perge
George NUTU, Simina RAFAIL-STANC: Worked Bone and Antier from Halmyris.
An lnsight on Everyday Life of a Frontier Post of Later Scythia Province
Natacha BUC, Maria Laura LOPEZ, Metas MEDINA: Use-wear and residue analysis
of a late prehispanic notched bone too/ from Boyo Paso 2 (Sierras de Crdoba,
Argentina)
Ludmila BACMENCO-PTRNU, Luminita BEJENARU: Bone and antier artefacts in

the medieval cities of Moldava. Case study: Old Orhei (Republic of Moldava)
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Lunch Break

1s00 : Exhibition - From Nature to Culture: the Art of Processing Bone and Antier
Un ion Museum, "Alexand ru Lapu$neanu" Street, No. 14, la$i
Exhibition organised by:
Moldavia's History Museum within "Moldova" National Museum Complex
of la~i
in cooperation with:
Bucovina Museum of Suceava
County History Museum of Boto~ani
"lulian Antonescu" Museum Complex of Bacau
Museum Complex of Neami County (History and Archaeology Museum of
Piatra-Neami & History Museum of Roman)
Museum of the "Alexandru loan Cuza" University of la~i
"$tetan cel Mare" Museum of Vaslui County
"Vasile Parvan" Museum of Barlad
lnstitute of Archaeology la~i

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Wednesday, 25th May 2016


Oral presentations
"Ferdinand" Conference Room,
Session Chair: Selena VITEZOVl

9-920 Angel a FUGGI, Beatriz PINO URIA, Pierre MAGNIEZ, Anton io

Red deer exploitation strategies during ancient


Neolithic in central Adriatic Ita/y: the case of Col/e Santo Stefano
{AQ}.
920_940 Andreea VORN ICU: Bone industries in Eastern Carpathian region at
the transition from Neolithic to Chalcolithic
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9 -10 lsabelle SIDRA, Andreea VORNICU, Luminita BEJENARU : Playing with
knuck/ebones in the Prehistoric Balkans
10-10 2 Senica TURCANU, Andreea VORNICU : The manufacturing of
adornments from freshwater shells in the East Carpathian
Chalcolithic
TAGLIACOZZO:

102-105 Coffee Break


105-1110 Petar ZIDAROV: Perforates antier "btons" from the Copper Age in

the Eastern Balkans


111-113 Valentin RADU, Monica MRGRIT, Catalin LAZR: Evidence of

production and use of Lithog/yphys naticoides beads in the Ho/ocene


from Europe: the case of Sultana-Malu/ Ro? U site (Romana)
113-115 Douglas V. CAMPANA, Pam J. CRABTREE: Worked Bone Objects from
the Chalcolithic Levels of <;iftlik/ Tepecik, Southern Cappadocia, Turkey
115-1210 A lice M. CHOYKE : Bell-Beaker Folk a/ong the Danube: Their Osseous
Technology

1230- 14

Lunch Break

1s-1s00 : W orkshop: bone preparation for manufacturing


"Ferdinand" Conference Room,
Proposa l: Paul STOKES
Moderator: va DAVID

190 : Gala Dinner


Restaurant "Centrul Vechi", "Alexandru Lapu ~ neanu " Street, No. 1, la~i

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Thursday, 26th May 2016

9-920

Oral presentations
" Ferdinand" Conference Room
Session Chair: Petar ZIDAROV
Xenia POP, Florin GOGLTAN: Primary analysis

of the artefacts made


from hard animal materials from Pecica-"Santul Mare/Nagysnc"
Bronze Age site
920_940 Manuel ALTAMIRANO GARCIA, Eva ALARCN GARCIA: Bone too/s for
the deceased. Approaches to the worked osseous assemblage from
the funerary Bronze Age cave of Biniadris (Menorca, Spain)
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9 -10 Kinga WINNICKA: Epi-Corded Ware objects of personal use made of
bone: their materiality and meaning - a project overview
10-10 2

102-105
1050_1110

Corneliu BELDIMAN, Diana-Maria SZTANCS, Berecki SNDOR, Coste!


ILIE: Bronze Age artefacts made of animal shou/der blades.

Methodo/ogical issues of technologica/ study


Coffee Break
Selena VITEZOVl, Jovan MITROVl:

Antier technology in the Bronze

Age: The case study of Zk


1110_1130 Marta BLASCO-MARTN, Consuelo MATA-PARREO, Luca SORIACOMBADIERA, Mercedes FUENTES-ALBERO, Eva COLLADO-MATAIX,
Ignacio FUERTES-CABO: Raw material, gestures, objects. An approach

to the work of bone and ivory in the /ron Age in the lberian Peninsula
Ariel SHATIL: The assemblage of bone artefacts from /ron Age /la Te/
Rehov - a typo/ogical and technologica/ analysis
115-1210 Lrnt VASS : Bone-working in Roman Aquincum. Fashion, tradition,
use. A contextual analysis of the Roman artefacts
1130_1150

1230_1330

Lunch Break

Oral presentations
" Ferdinand" Conference Room,
Session Chai r: Luminita BEJENARU

1330_1350

Erik HRNCIARI K: Barbarian bone and antier industry from Slovakia


{1.-5. century AD)
10 Ayc;a GER~EK: Bone and ivory objects from Arykanda: a preliminary
1350-14
evaluation
1410-1430 Daniel CIUCALU, Andreea VORNICU : Amulets far the dead? The
prismatic antier pendants from Santa na de Mure~ culture

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1430-1450

Marta BLASCO-MARTN, Gilberto PREZ ROLDN, Gab riela INS


MEJA APPE L: Needles made of human bones from Xochimilco
(Mexico)

15 : Visit to the Moldavia's History Museum within "Moldava" National


Museum Complex of la~i (Palace of Culture)
" ~tefan cel Mare ?i Sfant" Square, No. 1, la?i

Friday, 27th May 2016


Excursion in North-Eastern Romania (visiting prehistoric sites and med ieval painted
churches-UNESCO sites).
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7 : departure from la?i, "Alexandru loan Cuza" University of la?i, "A" Build ing

Saturday, 2gth May 2016


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9 -11 : Closing of the conference (conclusions; discussion about the next meeting
in Granada, Spain, in the Spring of 2017, presented by Manuel Altamirano Garcia).

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Meeting ofthe fCAZ W0rked Bilme Res~~t~h Graup


fa~i,

23-28 May 2016

eastern part ef Remania, a. new category of pendants made of antier appear. They
are distinguished bytheir pri$matic shape and the ring-amf-det ornament @ur study
f(i)c:uses on a particular assemblage of pendants found in wemen and children graves
frem the cemetery of Mih~la$enl (B0to$ani U>unty). The microscof>k examinatit>n 0f
thg.tec:hn0lf!>gical traces found on the f>endants e11abled us to idelltify the techniqu~s
and metheds of rnanufacturing, ftolll alan~ obtainingto shapingamJ ornamentation.
Moreover, the study of wear traces aleng with the available data en the
archie<>logicalcontext in which theywere foulld in thisarea led ste the assumptien
that such pencfants were manufactured J:)articularly for the burial, servJng as amul.e ts
forthe deceased.

Marta BlASCO-MART(N, Urliversitat .deValentia, Spain


GilbertQ PREZ RmLDN, Universidd Aut0n0ma de San luis Petas, San Luis

Potost,

Mexico
GaluielalNisMEJAAPPEL,lnsttuto Nacianal de Antropelega e Histerta, Mexico
City, Mexico

Needles rnade ef human bones frorn Xechirnilce (Mexico)

Sincethe 12th century "chichimeca" gr0ups ll>egi)n a mlgratiomto the Basin ef Mexice;
am0ngst these grmups were the. Xe>chimilc:a .and the Aztet;:s, the latter established in
the 14ih century and foonded what is newadays Mexi(;e> City. The Aztecs devel0ped
an empire cluting the 15th century stretched fmm the Pacific Ocean to the Gulf of
Mexfte anlif s abtained homer1i1us tributes, including captives te be sacrificed to its
tw0 maih deities: Huitzllopechtli (ge.d ef war) and Tlaloc {god 0f water). Am0ngthe
cultural practices that characterize them, is the use ef benes ef human bodies te
make teels,,. ornaments.and ceremonial bjects.
This paper presents the studyef needles made in long human bones (Hema sapiens)
frem the regien af Xochi.milce, n0w a quartier fr0m Mexico C4ty, that in pre-His11>anic
times was one of the cities conquered by the Aztec empire. The devel0pment ancd
use of these neeales wiU be disq.1ssed, as well as identif:ation of the raw material
ami tbe prepesal abeutwhat pe~ple was that these bones were ebtained: captivs ar
cr~ftsmens' relatives?
The archae0logical site of Xechimilco presents in its eatly stages (12th .century ...,. lS~h
century) stene techn01ogy and in its final stages (16th century, by the time of artival
ef the Spahiard c0nquerors), perhaps the use ef metal, so it is important ta study the
technolgy produa!d by these different teols. Te de thls, we have use. experimental
archeelogy with obsidian eutting teals and abrasives (igneous r0cks), amt als(i) metal
tools and other ir.ltll'.t.iiuas (emery). Thus, we have analyzed the use trace, the

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11 h Meeting of the ICAZ Warked BElne Research Group


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23-28 May 2016

eperatienal chain (chaine epratoire) and the effort and time spent with each ef
these techni11ues.

Alexandru loan Cuza University of la$i


Faculty of Biology
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