Acheulean near Châteauneuf-sur-Loire

There are many old handaxe findings in the Loiret (Névoy, Ouzouer-sur-Loire, Bray-en-Val, Saint-Aignan-des-Gués, Saint-Martin-d’Abbat, Germigny-des-Prés,
Mardié, Chécy…).

Although the Acheulian in the Loire valley around Orleans is well developed and has many affinities to the Acheulian of the Indre and Loire region around Abilly, the raw material is very different. Around Abilly the honey colored flint of the Le Grand-Pressigny area was widely used, while around Orleans a grey whitish flint is prevalent. According to geological work at Châteauneuf-sur-Loire , performed in the early 40ies until the 60ies such artifacts are dated to the “Rissian terasse” (OIS 8-6?) of the Loire river.

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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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