International Geological Journal - Official Journal of the Carpathian-Balkan Geological Association

NEOLITHIC/AENEOLITHIC BLUESCHIST AXES: NORTHERN SLOVAKIA

Pages: 345 - 351

Authors: DUSAN HOVORKA, SERGEY KORIKOVSKY, MARIAN SOJAK

Abstract: In a set of stone artefacts from sites located in the Popradska kotlina Basin and in the County of Spis (northern Slovakia) we, among others, also identified axes made from blueschist. We consequently studied four of them using electron microprobe. Blueschists, raw material of mentioned axes, are composed of glaucophane, omphacite, garnet, albite, zoisite and other minerals in a subordinate amount. The composition of genetically significant blueschist phases is used to discuss the provenance of this raw material type. Comparing the presented composition of the blueschist mineral with those of the blueschist bodies known in surrounding geological units we incline to derive the raw material of the blueschist implements found in northern Slovakia from the blueschist occurrences in the Mesozoic Meliata Unit (southeastern Slovakia).

Keywords: Northern Slovakia, Neolithic/Aeneolithic, Meliata Unit, implements, raw material, blueschists

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