Limace found in 1873

This Limace was already found in 1873 in the Charente, together with other Quina material and is displayed here together with Limaces, which are shown in Henri Martins 1923 publication: Recherches sur l’évolution du Moustérien dans le gisement de la Quina (Charente) – t. 2 : industrie lithique, Angoulême, Mémoires de la Société Archéologique et Historique de la Charente 14, 149 p.

 Limaces are thick, often keeled double pointed scrapers. Their form can be explained as a result of both the extent to which implements were resharpened during their use and by the subtle variability in the nature of blank forms that were selected for retouch. Limaces are a hallmark of the “Quina system”, present for example during the Yabroudian, the old Palaeolithic at High Lodge or the classic Quina-Mousterian in S/W-France during OIS4/3 (see also: http://www.aggsbach.de/2010/09/the-pitfalls-of-using-scalar-retouches-as-a-cultural-marker/).

Suggested reading:

http://www.donsmaps.com/laquina.html

http://www.persee.fr/web/revues/home/prescript/search/?p_p_action=1&

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