Tag Archives: Projectile Point

Middle Magdalenian with Lussac-Angles points

                                    After 150 years of research, the Middle Magdalenian in S/W-France and Cantabria (formerly Magdalenian III of the classification of H. Breuil) can be … Continue reading

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Right lateralized Projectil Point from the 6th Millenium AD

  This is a right lateralized Danubian Point, characterized by a retouche inverse plate (“RIP”) from the early LBK (Linearbandkeramik) of North / Western Europe. H Löhr would have called it a “Rechtsflügler”. There is little doubt that the LBK population in Europe genetically  shared an … Continue reading

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Ahrensburgian Point from Pomeranea

This is a late Paleolithic tanged point (5x2x0,3 cm)  from Pomerania / Poland made of Baltic flit stone. Taute (1968) established a typological definition of late glacial tanged points (Stielspitzen) on the basis of size and tang detail, designed in … Continue reading

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Gravettian lithic Projectile with Marginal Retouche

This is a small (3 cm long) and thin (0,4 mm) symmetric projectile point from the middle Gravettian at a well stratified site in the Vezere valley with a continuous fine marginal retouche on the right edge. It does not … Continue reading

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Impact Fractures

This is a Mousterian point of unknown age with a small impact fracture on the tip. Could it be a projectile?    Standardized experiments with stone-tipped weapons have been applied as a methodological approach in the investigation of prehistoric flint points since … Continue reading

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Flechettes of the Gravettian technocomplex

  This is a flechette from the Abri Pataud / Les Eyzies, originally defined at the  the la Gravette site (www.donsmaps.com/)  from the lower “Perigordian” strata of La Gravette , found during the early 20th century. Flechettes are leaf-shaped points characterized by … Continue reading

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MSA from Shambyu / Rundu

As early as 1980 Clark suggested that MSA-points are related with the beginning of regional African identity. In the Kavango Region paleolithic findings are present from ‘Developed Oldowan’ Industry until the Messum-Menongue LSA complex. The MSA complex from Shambyu / … Continue reading

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