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Shouldered Pieces: Signature of interactions around the great Adriatic plain during the LGM

  This is a shouldered piece from the early Epigravettian in Arezzo. It is not necessary a shouldered point, but during the Epigravettian of Italia, shouldering was applied to several classes of artifacts. The LGM led to the shrinking of … Continue reading

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Large Acheulian Handaxe from S-Italy

The handaxe shown here was found at the Monte Sacro, Gargano, Apulia. It is 20 cm long and heavy (1,2 kg) and has been made by a sophisticated technique  from local Gargano limestone. It certainly  belongs to the advanced Acheulian of the Gargano area … Continue reading

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Levallois- Mousterian in S-Italy

  On the left this picture shows two Quina scrapers from the Gargano and from Venosa (Basilicata). While the Gargano has been introduced during earlier posts (http://www.aggsbach.de/2013/08/gragano-homo-heidelbergensis-was-here/) – the Basilicata also known as Lucania is a region in the south of … Continue reading

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Quina Mousterian from the Gargano

  This is a Quina scraper made of high quality flint, found near Mattinata in the Gargano together with a pure Quina Mousterian ensemble. The scraper combines a scraping edge, covered with a „Retouche écailleuses scalariforme“ and an a oposite … Continue reading

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Middle Pleistoceine Handaxe from the Venosa Valley

This is a surface finding from the Venosa Basin (Basilicata, Southern Italy). This Biface has  sinusoid edges and has been made  made from siliceous limestone,  which is available as raw- material throughout the valley. According to nearby stratified sites, the handaxe may … Continue reading

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Mousterian Scraper from San Marco in Lamis (Gargano; Italy)

This is a surface finding from a rock shelter, used as a dumpsite by the local population near San Marco in Lamis (Gargano; S-E-Italy) Gargano is a small mountainous promontory protruding into the Southern Adriatic and, from a structural point … Continue reading

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