HET ONDERZOEK VAN DE AHRENSBURG-VINDPLAATS TE OUDEHASKE (FR.) IN 1990
This paper summarizes the results of the 1990 excavation at the Ahrensburgian site of Oudehaske (Stapert, 1989). The artefacts were encountered exclusively in the ploughed topsoil. At a depth of 80-90 cm the Usselo Horizon was present, proving that the site cannot be older than the end of the Late Dryas Stadial; a dating in the first part of the Preboreal seems likely. The finds from the excavation pit (8X2 m) were collected by sifting, and consist of 30 tools or tool fragments, 50 blades or blade fragments, 82 flakes or flake fragments, 2 possible burin spalls, and 735 chips smaller than 1.5 cm. The 30 tools comprise one burin on a broken large blade, a small flake scraper, a scraper fragment and 27 points, mostly fragmentary. Convincing tanged points were not collected. Most of the points and point fragments can be classified as probable B points or Zonhoven points. On stratigraphical and archaeological grounds the site can be placed in the last phase of the Ahrensburgian Tradition ('Epi-Ahrensburgian'), just like the site of Gramsbergen (Stapert, 1979).