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Curved and Backed : Azilian / Federmesser of the North European Plain

  This is a 3,5 cm long pen-knife (Federmesser) from the Leudal area in South Limburg / NL, an area already introduced during an earlier post (see below). The Federmesser complex is part of the Pan-West and Central European Azilian. … Continue reading

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It ain’t nothin’ like it used to be: Endscrapers during the European Upper Paleolithic

Fig. 1 shows a Magdalenian scraper from N-France. The relationship between form and function is a ambiguous issue that needs to be demonstrated rather than assumed. A Middle Paleolithic “point” may have been a projectile point but more often was used as … Continue reading

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Federmesser-Ensembles in Westphalia during the Allerød interstadial

This is a 42 mm long projectile point from a “Federmesser” scatter in Westpahlia. While the Rhine valley Federmesser encampments are well known in the international literature, less has been published about the sites in Westphalia North Rhine-Westphalia encompasses the plains … Continue reading

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Magdalenian from S-Germany: The Kaufertsberg Site

  The Abri on Kaufertsberg at Lierheim at the Nördlinger Ries  was  excavated by F. Birkner and E. Frickhinger in 1913. Three layers were separated, the lower yellow, followed by a brown and gray-brown stratum above and  the recent humus … Continue reading

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Azilian / Federmesser from the Reinhausen Forest (Lower Saxonia)

After I moved from Vienna to Germany in 1974, I often visited Rock shelters in the Reinhausen Forest south of the City of Göttingen (Lower Saxony, Central Germany) together with my girlfriend. Being inspired by the numerous Abris in the Vezere valley, we began … Continue reading

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Azilian from the Roc d’Abeilles rock shelter

These are three broken Azilian bi-points from the Espitalié collection excavated at the”Roc d’Abeilles” rock shelter in Dordogne. The Azilian (s.s) is an industry of the Epipaleolithic in northern Spain, France and Switzerland. It was first described from the large … Continue reading

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Late Magdalenian from Rochereil (Grand Brassac, Dordogne)

       The Rochereil cave, is named after the Watermill Moulin de Rochereil located on the right side of the river Dronne near the confluence of the Euche, a right tributary of the Dronne, about 2.5 miles north of … Continue reading

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Bromme Point

Bromme Point from the Type Site. Analysis of these projectile points indicates that they comprised an excellent and efficient hunting weapon when used as spear heads. They were too heavy weighted for being arrow points. We have evidence of four … Continue reading

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