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Mousterian from the Château de la Roche-Courbon site

This is a classic, very flat, paper thin, non-Levallois  Mousterian Point from the Château de la Roche-Courbon site (Charente-Maritime; 7×4,5x cm). It has an uncommon square outline, very rare during the Middle Paleolithic of the old world. Not far from Saintes, at … Continue reading

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A Mousterian Point from Le Placard / Charente

  This is an convergent Middle Paleolithic artifact (usually called Mousterian point with Quina retouche) from an early excavation at the famous Placard cave in the Charente. Le Placrd could have served as one reference site for the region if it … Continue reading

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Acheulian in the Charente and adjacent regions

This is an Acheulian handaxe from the Charente (10 cm long). During the last 40 years, research on deposits of the early Middle Pleistocene has increased in Western Europe.  This is, among others, the case in England with Boxgrove and … Continue reading

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Lower Paleolithic in the Poitou-Charentes

The first human occupation of Southwestern Paris Basin and the Poitou are poorly documented. Although many isolated finds of bifaces in the ancient alluvium of various river terraces indicate a human presence in this region from the OIS8/9, no excavated … Continue reading

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