Tag Archives: Paleolithics

Simply in Stones

This blog is a document of my own enthusiasm (obsession?) for lithic artifacts.  I combine this highly emotional theme with my scientific interest.   The “semiophores” concept (http://www.aggsbach.de/2010/09/collecting-paleolithic-artefacts/) referes to my fascination on artifacts but my scientific attitude remains related to my efforts of being … Continue reading

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Tureau des Gardes 7 (Marolles-sur-Seine) and the Facies Cepoy-Marsagny

The open-air sites of the Paris basin during the Bölling-Alleröd interstadial include Etiolles, Pincevent, Verberie, Marsangy and several sites at Marolles sur Seine. Many of these sites appear to be relatively short-term seasonal occupations. The oldest, Etiolles, dates to about … Continue reading

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Biface from the Acheuleen Meridional of S/W-France

  The “Acheuleen Meridional” was defined by F. Bordes during the 1960ies, using the inventory of the relatively poor lowerAcheulian- levels of Pech de l’Azé II and Combe-Grenal (OIS 6 and 7) . He thought that this Aucheulian facies, which … Continue reading

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Abri Morin

  Two shouldered points from the Abri Morin in the Gironde displayed together with a burin from the same site. At Morin typical features of a late Magdalenian are present, especially in the layer B1. In this layer, shouldered points … Continue reading

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MTA-Biface from La Chapelle Aubareil

A typical subtriangular MTA-biface  surface finding from La Chapelle Aubareil, near Lascaux (13 cm long). The biface shows the characteristic shape and biconvex cross section of an MTA implement. As known from some key stratigraphies of the Perigord, the MTA … Continue reading

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Tabun-B Levallois-Mousterian from the Wadi Mughara (Nahal Me’arot )

This are are small unretouched and retouched Levallois Points from the deblais of D. Garrods excavation at Tabun at the Wadi Mughara (Nahal Me’arot )at Mt. Carmel betwen 1929-1934. During this excavation the material was so abundant, that only a … Continue reading

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Crescents

These crescents were found together with 30 MSA-points at Shambyu / Rundu  (see 15thJuly-post). The largest pieces are made on fine quartzite and are about 4 cm long. Their size may fit into the Howiesons Poort tradition, but a LSA … Continue reading

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Grande Grotte de Bize: Triangle scalene from the middle Magdalenian

 This is on triangel scalene from the famous Grand Grotte de Bize near Narbonne Prehistoric research in the Midi began in 1827, when the 22-year-old chemistry student Paul Tournal of Narbonne discovered fossilized human bones and neolithic pottery associated with … Continue reading

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Aurignacien ancien (La Rochette / Dordogne)

    This Abri, situated near Le Moustier, was almost completely destroyed by various  “excavators”  (among them the infamous Otto Hauser). H. Delporte worked on what was left during the early 1960ies. He published an important sequence with Charentien- MTA-A and … Continue reading

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El Wad Point

This is an El-Wad Points from the early upper Paleolithic at Kebara/Israel. The lower assemblages (E III and E IV) at Kebara are attributed to the Early Ahmarian (sensu: Gilead and Marks) and dated to max. 45 k.a. cal BP. The … Continue reading

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