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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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Abri Pataud / Les Eyzies during the Gravettian: Three Rare Artifacts

Compared to the Pavlovien of Middle Europe, denticulated blades are rare during the Gravettian of S/W-France. At Pataud Stratum 4 and 5 they have been described in small numbers (max. 1,5% of all artifacts). In addition their appearance is not as standardized compared to … Continue reading

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Pointe d’Isturitz

Basal part of a Pointe d’Isturitz found in the 1930ies near Les Eyzies and sold during the early years of Vichy-France to a German soldier. Complete artifacts of this type are very rare.  The point Pointe d’Isturitz is known from … Continue reading

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Gravettian with Noailles Burins

These are typical Noailles Burins from the Fourneau du Diable Site in the Dordogne. The upper paleolithic with Noailles Burins (Noaillian of Nicholas David or Périgordien Vc of Denis Peyrony at La Ferrassie) is considered to be an integral part … Continue reading

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