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The Bone Caves of Ojcow in Poland Ferd. Römer

The Bone Caves of Ojcow in Poland

Ferd. Römer

Published May 26th 2015
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• This e-book is illustrated as per first publication.• It contains all original drawings and tables..• The images have been re-sized, digitally enhanced and optimized for a Kindle.• A new table of contents with links to individual chapters hasMore• This e-book is illustrated as per first publication.• It contains all original drawings and tables..• The images have been re-sized, digitally enhanced and optimized for a Kindle.• A new table of contents with links to individual chapters has been added by a publisher.Although Prehistoric archaeology is making rapid strides in its advance- and this book is an important contribution to it. The bone caves of Ojcow have long been famous for their prehistoric remains. Both animal and human bones have been found in all the caves.They occur in rubbish at the bottom of the caves at various depths, sometimes under a cover of stalagmite, and sometimes imbedded in it One curious feature of the discoveries is, that there is not a single case of a complete skeleton having been found. The implements which have been discovered with the bones are made either of stone or bone. Flint flakes are very numerous, and double-edged knives of an oval or lancet-shape are somewhat less so. A unique specimen of a curved knife was found in one of the caves- it was made out of a wild boars tusk, one half of which had been ground away, so that the bent cutting edge is formed of the outer coat of the enamel of the tusk. Amongst the ornaments may be mentioned a wild boars tusk perforated at both ends, which probably had been used as a neck ornament. Numerous pieces of burnt pottery have been found, all of very rough manufacture, unglazed, and with large pieces of quartz mixed up with the clay. In all cases the finds are very carefully enumerated, and the very beautifully executed plates render the book of exceptional interest and value for the purposes of the student. Antiquaries will be grateful to Mr. Lee for thus rendering more generally accessible the labours of Professor Römer.The Antiquary, Volume 9 [1884]