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Pebble Tools from the Terrasses of the Roussillon

These Artifacts (a “Chopper” and a Polyhedron) were found at the Pleistocene Terrasse de Llabanere near Rivesaltes in Southern France (Pyrénées Orientales).  They come from a larger collection consisting mainly of quartzite and quartz tools, which at first glance look … Continue reading

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A Handaxe from the Provence: The long way to the Middle Paleolithic in Southern France

  This artifact (8,5×6,5×2,5 cm) comes from a surface scatter near Gordes, a typical old town in the Luberon. It can be described either as a “Pebble Tool” or a partial Biface and is made from a smaller cobble of … Continue reading

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The “Pebble Culture” near Casablanca

This is a “chopper” from the Carrière Schneider at Maarif Airport near Casablanca, which is situated near the Carrière Deprez, where the term of an older “Pebble Culture” in Morocco was once stablished. This chopper is made from a quartzite … Continue reading

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Tan Tan

These are some Chopper / Cores from Quaternary Deposits at Tan Tan in Southern Morocco. Tan Tan is famous for a geofact / artifact, called the Venus of Tan Tan (http://www.donsmaps.com/tantanvenus.html), which will not discussed here. The stratigraphy of this … Continue reading

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Paleolithic Core or Pebble-Tool from Kassel

This Quartzite tool was part of a surface scatter of artifacts (5x5m) on a field together with crude (non-Levallois) large flakes and some simple side-scrapers near Kassel. This polyhedron may be a heavy duty tool from the Lower Paleolithic and/or … Continue reading

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Chopper from Praia da Agudan

Several sites on the Portuguese littoral (Acafora, Magoito, Praia da Aguda, Laredo das Corchas, and Leifio) are said to be Lower Pleistocene, but their real age is uncertain. They were enthusiastically collected, mainly by amateurs, following the first publications about the … Continue reading

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