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Notched Points during the late Paleolithic and Mesolithic of Europe

This is a notched bone point (16 cm long) of unknown age. The base is  flattened, thus indicating that it was produced for permanent hafting. Points with a row of fine oblique teeth. (Kunda type point) first appeared during the Middle … Continue reading

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The Badegoulian: Ugly Technocomplex- or Sophisticated Adaption?

  The research history regarding the Badegoulian technocomplex began 1939 with the publication of Cheynier (1939) on a certain “Proto-Magdalenian” of the Badegoule site (not to be confused to the late Gravettian at Pataud, Laugerie and Le Blot!). The name … Continue reading

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Some late Magdalenian Projectile Points in S/W France

  These are three late Magdalenian projectile points from S/W-France. The first one is a  5,7 cm long “Point de Teyjat”  found near Sarlat at the Pech de Bourre site and the other two are shouldered points from the Abri … 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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Gravettian Jet Pendant at Abri Pataud (Les Eyzies; Dordogne)

 Jet, known also as “gagate”, is a carbon fossil, compact and very light. It is a lustrous black stone which has a hardness of 2.5-4 (quite soft) and a specific gravity of 1.30-1.35. Another name of jet is “black amber”. … Continue reading

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Federmesser-Ensembles in Westphalia during the Allerød interstadial

This is a 42 mm long projectile point from a “Federmesser” scatter in Westpahlia. While the Rhine valley Federmesser encampments are well known in the international literature, less has been published about the sites in Westphalia North Rhine-Westphalia encompasses the plains … Continue reading

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Scraper from the Kesslerloch-Magdalenian

This is a  rather broad and short scraper from early excavations at the Kesslerloch, a Paleolithic site that was found already 140 years ago. The site is famous for the diversity of bone-tools and stone artifacts and its extremely sophisticated examples of … Continue reading

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An attitude how to look on Paleolithic art in the 21th century

A Venus figurine from Gönnerdorf (cast from the Kirchof Collection at the University of Gottingen; displayed with friendly permission). The Venus figurines from the so called Gönnersdorf – type are stylized late Paleolithic depictions of the female body. They consist of bone, … Continue reading

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Magdalenian from S-Germany: The Kaufertsberg Site

The Abri on Kaufertsberg at Lierheim at the Nördlinger Ries  was  excavated by F. Birkner and E. Frickhinger in 1913. Three layers were separated, the lower yellow, followed by a brown and gray-brown stratum above and  the recent humus layer … Continue reading

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Large Magdalenian Blade Core from Les Genêts (Leigné-les-Bois, Vienne)

This is a very large complete Magdalenian crested  core from Leigne les Bois  (Poitou-Charentes) which is 220mm long. This piece has two opposed striking platforms for extracting large blades from the arched convex side with an organic punch.  Such artifacts have been recognized in … Continue reading

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