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dc.contributor.authorKvavadze, Eliso
dc.contributor.authorBar-Yosef, Ofer
dc.contributor.authorBelfer-Cohen, Anna
dc.contributor.authorBoaretto, Elisabetta
dc.contributor.authorJakeli, Nino
dc.contributor.authorMatskevich, Zinovi
dc.contributor.authorMeshveliani, Tengiz
dc.date.accessioned2010-07-07T19:38:25Z
dc.date.issued2009
dc.identifier.citationKvavadze, Eliso, Ofer Bar-Yosef, Anna Belfer-Cohen, Elisabetta Boaretto, Nino Jakeli, Zinovi Matskevich, and Tengiz Meshveliani. 2009. 30,000 Years old wild flax fibers - Testimony for fabricating prehistoric linen. Science 325(5946): 1359.en_US
dc.identifier.issn0036-8075en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://nrs.harvard.edu/urn-3:HUL.InstRepos:4270521
dc.description.abstractA unique finding of wild flax fibers from a series of Upper Paleolithic layers at Dzudzuana Cave, located in the foothills of the Caucasus, Georgia, indicates that prehistoric hunter-gatherers were making cords for hafting stone tools, weaving baskets, or sewing garments. Radiocarbon dates demonstrate that the cave was inhabited intermittently during several periods dated to 32 to 26 thousand years before the present (kyr B.P.), 23 to 19 kyr B.P., and 13 to 11 kyr B.P. Spun, dyed, and knotted flax fibers are common. Apparently, climatic fluctuations recorded in the cave’s deposits did not affect the growth of the plants because a certain level of humidity was sustained.en_US
dc.description.sponsorshipAnthropologyen_US
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.publisherAmerican Association for the Advancement of Scienceen_US
dc.relation.isversionofdoi:10.1126/science.1175404en_US
dash.licenseOAP
dc.title30,000 Years Old Wild Flax Fibers - Testimony for Fabricating Prehistoric Linenen_US
dc.typeJournal Articleen_US
dc.description.versionAccepted Manuscripten_US
dc.relation.journalScienceen_US
dash.depositing.authorBar-Yosef, Ofer
dc.date.available2010-07-07T19:38:25Z
dc.identifier.doi10.1126/science.1175404*
dash.contributor.affiliatedMatskevich, Zinovi
dash.contributor.affiliatedBar-yosef, Ofer


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