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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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The Pavlovian in Moravia and Lower Austria: “Microsaws”

The “Pavlovian” is a filiation of the central European early Gravettian (28-25 k.a. BP), defined by an unique character of settlement patterns, stone and bone artifacts, the use of fired clay for the production of figurines, artistic expression and funerary practices. Microlithic … Continue reading

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“Point de Tursac” / “Lame de Tursac”

These are broken Tursac Points from Vigne brun (1) and Pataud (2) . The apical part of both examples  has been lost, but the remaining fragments have the characteristic traits for a proper designation of the tools. If unbroken, the lenght of the points … Continue reading

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Font-Robert Point

This is a tanged point of the early middle upper Paleolithic from a leaf‐shaped blade of plano‐convex section, usually designated as Font-Robert point in the literature. These points were especially numerous at the Font-Robert rockshelter (Brive, Correze), excavated in 1905 … Continue reading

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Abri Pataud; Stratum 5; Burin

This is a simple burin from Abri Pataud; Stratum 5 (early Gravettian). The Abri Pataud (Dordogne, France) sits at the base of imposing limestone cliffs flanking the Vézère River at Les Eyzies.  Pataud was discovered at the end of the … Continue reading

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The Gagarino Venus

The Venus of Gagarino shown here is an excellent cast from the Kirchhoff collection (University of Göttingen) http://www.universitaetssammlungen.de/sammlung/519 Gagarino is located on a loess terrace on the northern margin of a ravine on the right bank of the Don River. … Continue reading

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A large Gravette from the La Rochette rock shelter

This is a large Gravette(8cm long) from the La Rochette rock shelter, introduced during earlier posts. a La Rochette is an  Abri, situated near Le Moustier, which was almost completely destroyed by various ”excavators” (among them the infamous Otto Hauser). H. … 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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