Tag Archives: Magdalenien

Middle Magdalenian with Lussac-Angles points

                                    After 150 years of research, the Middle Magdalenian in S/W-France and Cantabria (formerly Magdalenian III of the classification of H. Breuil) can be … Continue reading

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Soucy near Lalinde / Dordogne

This is a heavy burin on truncation coming from a collection assembled before 1930 by Mr. Sanay in Paris, found at the rock shelter of Soucy near the Roche de Lalinde and Gare de Couze site in the Dordogne / S/W-France. These sites are … 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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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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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 … 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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The lithic diversity of La Madeleine / Vezere

Exceptional tools from the Madeleine Rock shelter in the Vézère Valley, displaying a great beauty. The Vézère valley in the Dordogne, south-western France, is a key area of world prehistory, well-known in paleoanthropology for the high density of Palaeolithic sites, … Continue reading

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Magdalenian Bec (Ofnet cave; Nördlinger Riess)

This is a Bec (“Zinken”) from the Bavarian Magdalenian, which is characterized by backed lamelles, different subclasses of burins and endscrapers. Lacam burins, Langbohrer and Zinken / Becs and harpoons are rare but always part of the larger ensembles. It … Continue reading

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