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The “Pope of Prehistory” L’abbe´ Breuil

The Master Thinker: L’abbé Henri Breuil (Fig. 1) was a French “master thinker” avant la lettre, which played an eminent role during the 20th century in the Archaeological discourse in France. As the “pope of Prehistory”- he spoke “ex cathedra” –  an apodictic stance that did … Continue reading

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Down with the “MP-UP Transitional Industries” of Europe !

This is a blank for a Châtelperronian point found at Pech de Bourre by D. Peyrony early in the last century. Pech de Bourre is one of the numerous smaller Abris near the tributaries of the Dordogne, excavated to early … Continue reading

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Stories around Combe Capelle

These are Upper Paleolithic tools from Roc de Combe Capelle collected by D. Peyrony early in the 20th century. Unfortunately they can not be assigned to a certain technocomlex. Combe-Capelle is an important Prehistoric site situated in the Couze valley … Continue reading

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Les Cottes and the Stratigraphy of the Early Upper Paleolithic in France

This is a multiple carinated scraper (core) from the early Aurignacian levels at Les Cottés (Vienne, France), a cave located at the southwestern margins of the Parisian basin, close to the Aquitaine. It is next to the Grand Pressigny area, … Continue reading

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The Denticulated Mousterian in S/W-France

Three denticulated tools from the Middle Paleolithic of the Dordogne (the left one from Combe Capelle, 6-7cm long). The Backing of tools in the MTA-B and the Chatelperronian and a similar geographical distribution of both technocomplexes is highly suggestive that the … Continue reading

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