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A Truncated Blade of the Early Upper Paleolithic from Kebara / Israel

This is a broad blade (7×2,7×0,7 cm) with a straight, steeply retouched (around 90◦) edge aligned more or less perpendicularly to the long axis of the tool- a piece with streight truncation from the lower layers (Early Ahmarian) of Kebara cave. … Continue reading

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The Bohunician and related Technocomplexes in Europe and Asia

This is a 9 cm long Levallois point from N-France displaying exactly the Bohunician-Type of this artifact. Certainly the traits of this artifact represents a convergence phenomena. The term “Bohunician” is derived from the word Bohunice, the name of a … Continue reading

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The Story of Levallois Points

This is a perfect, razor sharp Levallois Point made from Quartzite , found in 1988 near Lenderscheid; Hesse; Germany (http://www.aggsbach.de/2010/07/middle-levallois-point-from-lenderscheid/). Within the Levallois concept, an important variability exists in the implementation of knapping operations. Production objectives can also be varied and getting … Continue reading

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A Ksar Akil Point from Kebara

This is a Ksar Akil Point (sensu Bergman and Newcomer) from Kebara (5,5, cm long; Mt. Carmel, Israel). Ksar Akil points are simply blades pointed by retouch (Azoury 1986). Ksar Akil Points are primary known from the Ksar Akil Rock Shelter (Ksar … Continue reading

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Ksar Akil Scraper

  Ksar Akil scrapers are usually made on cortical flakes and exhibit a micro-serrated scraping edge. Platforms or butts include plain, missing, or faceted types. The working edges generally extend beyond the distal areas to include about half or more … Continue reading

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The Initial Upper Paleolithic of the Negev

Fig 1: Y-shaped “Levallois blade” with faceted platform from the  Negev (near Boker-Tachtit, Avdat/Aquev Area). At Boker-Tachtit (47-42 k.a. BP) a special form of the Levallois technique that shifts over time (Level 1-4) to an upper Paleolithic blade technology. The aim … Continue reading

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