Tag Archives: Moustian

Hafting at Saint-Brice-sous-Rânes?

This is an unusual mono-facial scraper (7×5 cm) from Saint-Brice-sous-Rânes (Orne department; France. Figure 1 and 2: ventral side; Figure 3: dorsal side).What makes this scraper special is the carefully executed spine on the right side and traces of hafting ) Macrotraceology … Continue reading

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Should we call it Taubachian?

These are some unifacial microlithic artifacts ( length about 3 cm) from the last Interglacial Travertine at Burgtonna, about 20 km north west from Weimar; Germany. The artifact on the left has been made from a Levallois flake, the other … Continue reading

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A Mousterian Point from Le Placard / Charente

  This is an convergent Middle Paleolithic artifact (usually called Mousterian point with Quina retouche) from an early excavation at the famous Placard cave in the Charente. Le Placrd could have served as one reference site for the region if it … Continue reading

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Reworked MTA “Biface-Support”

This is a relatively large (15cm) MTA-biface from Corbiac near Bergerac in the Dordogne. The point is broken and one side was reworked from a bifacial trimmed edge to a side-scraper with semi-abrupt retouches. There is also a small cortical … Continue reading

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