Tag Archives: Perigord

Azilian Monopoint from the Roc d’Abeilles site

This is a delicate (4,2 cm long) very flat (within a sub millimeter range) Azilian Monopoint from the Roc d’Abeilles site, near Périgueux which was excavated by Champagne and Espitalié during the 1930ies with the limited techniques of their time. Anyhow the … Continue reading

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La Gane reloaded

This picture gives you a closer look at the colorful materials that were used during the Aurignacian at the La-Gane site near Groléjac (Dordogne),  situated just 10 km from the wonderful town of Sarlat (do not visit during July / … Continue reading

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Gravettes from S/W-France

  These are broken Gravette Points from the sites of Laugerie haute, Laussel and La Gravette in the Aquitaine. Gravette Points are generally made from slender and narrow blades (“Gravettes”) or bladelets (“Microgravettes”). These points are characterized by a  straight … Continue reading

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Handaxe from the Collection of Paul Fitte

Lower Paleolithic Handaxe (“limande” ) from Crevecoeur le Grand (Oise) from the collection of Paul Fitte.  Paul Fitte (1917-1997) was a geologist who  published ,only 21 years old, his first work about the Clactonian. He fought as a soldier under the command  of General … Continue reading

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