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The MTA of the Plateaux near the Middle Vézère Valley

The Middle Vézère valley in the Dordogne, south-western France, is a key area of world prehistory, well-known in palaeoanthropology for the high density of Paleolithic sites in caves and Rock shelters, amongst which are eponymous ones such as La Micoque, Le … Continue reading

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Handaxe from Oudry and the Rhône/Saône axis during the Paleolithic

The first picture shows a handaxe found at Oudry (Saône-et-Loire) during the 19th century ,most probably from the MTA. People living in the 21th century have enormous difficulties to imagine river landscapes not modified by men. In general, glacial rivers were perhaps … Continue reading

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Small is beautiful: Cordiform Handaxe from Petit Spiennes

This is a small (8 cm long) heavily patinated cordiform Handaxe from the Petit Spiennes Area. It belongs almost certainly to the regional Moustérien de tradition Acheuléen. For the general public the Mons area (Belgium, Province of Hainaut, Wallonia Region) is famous … Continue reading

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