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The Early Gravettien at Pataud rock shelter

The first pictures of this post show a Flechette (4 cm long) and a classic middle sized (7,5 cm long) Gravette point from the Pataud rock shelter. The Gravettian is a great cultural tradition of the Early Upper Palaeolithic, present throughout … Continue reading

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Laugerie Points in the late Magdalenian of S/W-France: The reappearance of the Flechette

This is a Flechette (“Point de Laugerie”) from Laugerie basse, found during the early 20th century excavations at the site. These armatures are known from the “Magdalenien superieur” in the Aquitaine and Vienne (Laugerie basse, Grotte Richard / Eyzies, Rochereil, … Continue reading

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Flechettes of the Gravettian technocomplex

  This is a flechette from the Abri Pataud / Les Eyzies, originally defined at the  the la Gravette site (www.donsmaps.com/)  from the lower “Perigordian” strata of La Gravette , found during the early 20th century. Flechettes are leaf-shaped points characterized by … Continue reading

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