Small Magdalenian Projectiles

The upper and late Magdalenian at the type-site La Madeleine ( 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:

Some years after writing this post, the gap about the projectile points of la Madeleine has been filled:

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During my whole life I was fascinated by stone age artefacts. Not only the aesthetic qualities of these findings, but also the stories around them and the considerations arising from their discovery, are a part of my blog. Comments and contributions are allways welcome! About me: J.L. Katzman (Pseudonym). Born in Vienna. Left Austria in 1974 and did not regret. Studied Medicine and Prehistory at a German University. Member of a Medical Department at a German University. Copyright 2010-2017 by JLK. All Rights Reserved. You are welcome to use material in these posts so long as you cite the work.
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