Tag Archives: Final Magdalenian

Isturitz: An important Paleolithic site in the Pyrénées

  From Wikimedia Commons, the free media repository The Caves of Isturitz, Oxocelhaya and Erberua (Fig. 1) are part of a karstic ensemble, known as the The Gaztelu hill.  This ensemble is located in the Arbéroue Valley in the Department … Continue reading

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A Paleolithic Zinken

        This is a large (7 cm long), slightly curved classic Zinken, with abrupt retouches creating a long bec, made of Nordic Flint. As an isolated stray-find from N-Germany it is suggestive of an Hamburgian background. The … Continue reading

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Be “Monkish”: Think the unthinkable / await the unexpected

The Germans like it “normal”. I never completely understood exactly the meaning of this phrase. One meaning is certainly that the “normal” social, ideological, and work attitude of individuals should not differ more than +/- 2% from the common. – … Continue reading

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Federmesser and Azilian Ideology: Regionalism in Action

Figure 1: This is a Azilian Bipointe from early Excavations at the La Madeleine Rock-shelter. Peyrony described that such artifacts were present in the upper parts of the “Magdalenian VI” at the site. It remains open for discussion if the … Continue reading

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Eyed Bone Needle from the Rochereil cave,

Bone needles represent an important Paleolithic innovation that made a sewing technology and tailor-made hide and leather clothing possible,  designed to cope with harsh environments. It is not by chance that many of these needles date to the LGM The … Continue reading

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Soucy near Lalinde / Dordogne

This is a heavy burin on truncation coming from a collection assembled before 1930 by Mr. Sanay in Paris, found at the rock shelter of Soucy near the Roche de Lalinde and Gare de Couze site in the Dordogne / S/W-France. These sites are … Continue reading

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