Supply and demand in prehistory? Economics of Neolithic mining in NW Europe


Map of Neolithic mines and quarries

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The Neomine project has gathered information about lithic mines, quarries and extraction points across Europe. These include sources of flint, stone, variscite and jadeite and were in use from approximately 6000 to 2000 BC. Sources of information have included literature reviews, personal correspondence and the 1999 edition of 5000 Jahre Feuersteinbergbau (Bochum: Deutsches Bergbau Museum), references to which are included in the mine records shown above. You can view the full size map on Google Maps

Work on this resource is ongoing. For corrections, updates and any additional information, please contact us at ioa-neomine@ucl.ac.uk.