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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 early Gravettian in Central France: La Vigne Brun

This is a 3, 5 cm (Micro) Gravette point from the Vigne Brun site, found at the site in large quantities (although mostly broken), and called: “Microgravette of Vigne-Brun type” ( http://www.aggsbach.de/2014/04/microgravettes-the-most-successful-projectile-points-of-the-paleolithic-old-world/). The old C-14 dates from La Vigne Brun fall … Continue reading

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Microgravettes: the most successful lithic projectile points of the Paleolithic Old World

These are some Microgravettes from the Early Gravettian at Abri Pataud at Les Eyzies. The Gravettian / Epigravettian phenomenon is a complex biocultural system of anatomically modern humans to cold and arid glacial conditions and the evidence of their remarkable … Continue reading

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