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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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Balzi Rossi (Rochers Rouges) caves and the Ligurian Epigravettian with shouldered Points

  This are some Epigravettian artifacts from the Balzi Rossi caves:  A foliated point with partial flat retouches, Microgravettes and a 2,8 cm long shouldered point on the left, an ensemble that is very characteristic for the early Epigravettian of Liguria … 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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Microgravettes: the most successful lithic projectile points of the Paleolithic Old World

These are some Microgravettes from the Early Gravettian at Abri Pataud at Les Eyzies. The Gravettian / Epigravettian phenomenon is a complex biocultural system of anatomically modern humans to cold and arid glacial conditions and the evidence of their remarkable … Continue reading

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Late Gravettian at Corbiac

This is a 12 cm long large Gravette  from the famous Corbiac site. Between 1962 until 1971, F. Bordes carried out excavations at Cobiac, on an incredible rich site, with 4 layers of a late Gravettian and one layer of … Continue reading

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