The present study reports results of petrographical and geochemical analyses on grinding stone fragments from the archaeological site Balatonöszöd - Temetoi dulo (Hungary). Balatonoszöd - Temetoi dulo is the largest excavated and longest-lived site of the Baden Culture in Hungary (more than 200.000 m2) (Fig. 1.). In the site objects of the Balaton-Lasinja Culture and the Boleraz Culture were found too. Altogether 500 finds (made of stone) turned up, among them 11 finds (grinding stones and their fragments) made of basaltic lapilli tuff. Applying detailed petrographical and geochemical methods as well as comparing literary data, We concluded that the raw material of the grinding stones (and fragments of grinding stones and other non-specific fragments) made of basaltic lapilli tuff most probably originate from the young basaltic pyroclastics of the Balaton- Highland and the Little Hungarian Plain, namely from any of the following localities: Hajagos-hill (Diszel), Csobánc, Kereki-hill, Szigliget, Uzsa, pyroclasts cropping out between Bazsi and Tátika.Hajagos-hill (Diszel) and Uzsa have been discussed as possible source for archaeological finds (from the same excavation) made of basaltic material (Péterdi et al. 2011.
|Translated title of the contribution||Petrographical and geochemical investigation of grinding stones made of basaltic lapilli tuff (balatonoszöd - Temetoi dulo site, hungary)|
|Number of pages||12|
|Publication status||Published - Jan 1 2014|
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