7th meeting Wrocław 2009

The 7th meeting of the WBRG was held from the 7th – 11th of September 2009 at the Archaeological Institute of the University of Wrocław, Poland. It was organized by Justyna Baron, Marcin Diakowski, Bernadeta Kufel and colleagues.

Program (pdf, 156 kb)

List of participants (pdf 95 kb)


Poster (pdf 104 kb)








Fotos: Erika Gal


Review of the conference:
Choyke, Alice (2009): Worked Bone Research Group. – International Council for Archaeozoology Newsletter 10(2), 9
download (pdf 89 kb)


Baron, Justyna &  Kufel-Diakowska, Bernadeta (eds.) (2011):
Written in Bones. Studies on technological and social context of past faunal skeletal remains
Wrocław: Instytut Archeologii Uniwersytet Wrocławski.
ISBN 978-83-61416-64-7


The complete volume as well as the individual papers  are accessible online as pdf-files from the website of the Archaeological Institute opf the University of Wrocław.
Download here.

Content (pdf 873 Kb):

Ashby, Steven P. : The Language of the Combmaker: interpreting complexity in Viking-Age Industry
Stone, Elisabeth Ann: The Role of Ethnographic Museum Collections in Understanding Bone Tool Use
Averbouh, Aline & Pétillon, Jean-Marc: Identification of „debitage by fracturation“ on reindeer antler: case study of the Badegoulian levels at the Cuzoul de Vers (Lot, France)
Avezuela Aristu, Bárbara / Àlvarez-Fernandez, Esteban / Jordá Pardo, Jesús F. / Aura Tortosa, Emilio: The barnacles: A new species used to make a Gravettian suspended object from Nerja Cave (Malaga, Spain)
Marquebielle, Benjamin: Mesolithic bone tools in Southwestern Europe: the example of the French site of „Le Cuzoul de Gramat“
Pratsch, Stefan: Mesolithic antler artefacts in the North European Plain
Diakowski, Marcin: Bone and antler artefacts from Pobiel 10, Lower Silesia, Poland. Are they really Mesolithic?
Vitezović, Selena: The Neolithic Bone Industry from Drenovac, Serbia
Gál, Erika: Prehistoric antler- and bone tools from Kaposujlak-Vardomb (South-Western Hungary) with special regard to the Early Bronze Age implements
Morgenstern, Peggy: Typical hide working tools from the late Bronze Age of Moldova
Beldiman, Corneliu / Sztancs, Diana-Maria / Rusu-Bolindet, Viorica / Achim, Irina Adriana: Skeletal technologies, metal-working and wheat harvesting: ancient bone and antler anvils for manufacturing saw-toothed iron sickles discovered in Romania
Struckmeyer, Katrin: The bone tools from the dwelling mound Feddersen Wierde, Germany, and their functions
Rijkelijkhuizen, Marloes J.: Dutch medieval bone and antler combs
Küchelmann, Hans Christian: Whale Bones as architectural elements in and around Bremen, Germany
Rijkelijkhuizen, Marloes J.: Large or small? African elephant tusk sizes and the Dutch ivory trade and craft
Kufel-Diakowska, Bernadeta: The Hamburgian Zinken perforators and burins – flint tools as evidence of antler working
Luik, Heidi / Ots, Mirja / Maldre, Liina: From the Neolithic to the Bronze Age: continuity and changes in bone artefacts in Saaremaa, Estonia
Oleniuc, Florentina Carmen & Bejenaru, Luminita: Preliminary Data Concerning the Manufacturing of Animal Raw Materials in the Chalcolithic Cucuteni B Settlement of Poduri-Dealul Ghindaru, Romania
Altamirano Garcia, Manuel: Bone industry from the Bronze Age in Central Iberia. The Settlement of La Motilla Del Azuer.
Baron, Justyna: Ritual contexts of animal bone deposits from the Roman Iron Age settlement at Magnice, SW Poland
Lang, Felix: Activity not Profession. Considerations about Bone Working in Roman Time
Konczewska, Magdalena: Bone, horn and antler working in medieval Wrocław
Pawlowska, Kamilla: The remains of a late medieval workshop in Inowroclaw (Kuyavia, Poland): horncores, antlers and bones