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Point a face plane from Laugerie-Haute

    This is a point a face plane Type A after P. Smith (1966) found in Protosolutrean layers at the large rock-shelter of Laugerie-Haute, on the right bank of the Vezere in Dordogne. The Solutrean techno-complex emerges is geographically confined to Southwestern France … Continue reading

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A Leaf Point from Solutré

The site of Solutré (46°18’N, 4°42’E), located in the department of Saône-et-Loire, approximately 10km west of Mâcon, is most widely known as the eponym for the Solutrean lithic industry and phase of the Upper Paleolithic, allthough the Solutrean Industry at … Continue reading

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Neolithic Leaf Points

Leafed implements (“Leaf Points”) appeared relatively late in the Paleolithic. In an individual case it is not always clear if these artifacts are the product of cultural influences or of convergence due to technological and environmental constraints. In addition the … Continue reading

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Leaf Points from the Middle and Early Upper European Paleolithic

This is a fragment of a Paleolithic leaf point found at the Goldberg, near Nördlingen, Germany. This post summarizes the archaeological evidence from Germany, the Czech Republic, Hungary, and adjacent regions, especially with regard to so called “leaf point complex”. … Continue reading

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Leaf Points Revisited

The Paleolithic sites at Kleinheppach are known from their “Micoquian” material. I have already presented a Micoquian scraper(http://www.aggsbach.de/2010/08/the-middle-european-micoquien/) and a typical Aurignacian complex from this site http://www.aggsbach.de/2010/08/aurignacian-from-sw-germany/). All artifacts, displayed in the previous posts, were collected during the 1960ies by … Continue reading

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Fragment of a large Leafpoint (Solutreen)

Our imagination about the Solutreen is biased towards a large numer of intact Leafpoints (http://www.aggsbach.de/2010/10/solutrian-points-from-the-placard-cave/), left in place by H. sapiens at the LGM. In reality most large Leafpoints from the Solutreen were found as fragments. This fragment of a … Continue reading

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