Small Magdalenian Projectiles

The upper and late Magdalenian at the type-site La Madeleine (http://www.aggsbach.de/2010/10/la-madeleine-and-the-magdalenian/) shows an incredible richness of needle sharp small projectile points, which are neither adequately displayed in Peyrony`s monograph, nor in the dissertation of Sonneville-Bordes. These points usually exhibit a marginal, semi-abrupt ,or more often abrupt retouche and should be seen as components of a sophisticated hunting equipment.

similar points are shown in the publications of M. Langlais about the Magdalenian between the Rhone and Ebro-basin:

http://www.palethnologie.org/revue.php?numero=1&partie=1

Some years after writing this post, the gap about the projectile points of la Madeleine has been filled: http://paleo.revues.org/2461?lang=en

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