La Gane reloaded

This picture gives you a closer look at the colorful materials that were used during the Aurignacian at the La-Gane site near Groléjac (Dordogne),  situated just 10 km from the wonderful town of Sarlat (do not visit during July / August!). Local flint, chalcedony and jasper and even quartz are common. I personally do not know any single site in the Perigord with such a high variability it the raw material supply.

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About Katzman

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.

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