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Shouldered Pieces: Signature of interactions around the great Adriatic plain during the LGM

  This is a shouldered piece from the early Epigravettian in Arezzo. It is not necessary a shouldered point, but during the Epigravettian of Italia, shouldering was applied to several classes of artifacts. The LGM led to the shrinking of … Continue reading

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On Naming Things: The Ounanian-Harifian Points

  The appearance and development of side-notched and tanged projectile points in northeastern Africa and their possible connection to Levantine projectile points has been intensively discussed during the last years. In this context, Harifian and Ounanian points have been always … Continue reading

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Lateglacial short-time pioneer human re-colonization of southern Scandinavia?

These are some of Late-glacial artifacts, found together during the 1940ies in the Hesselager region (Fyn; Denmark). While one artifact resembles a broken Ahrensburg-point, the others are chronological insensitive endscrapers and a burin. Interestingly there are some becs / Bohrers … Continue reading

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Balzi Rossi (Rochers Rouges) caves and the Ligurian Epigravettian with shouldered Points

  This are some Epigravettian artifacts from the Balzi Rossi caves:  A foliated point with partial flat retouches, Microgravettes and a 2,8 cm long shouldered point on the left, an ensemble that is very characteristic for the early Epigravettian of Liguria … Continue reading

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Tanged

One tanged instrument (maybe an unfinished arrow point) from the Dutch Neolithic and four tanged arrow points from the PPNB of the Levant. Projectile points made of stone are known since  the MSA  and the Middle Paleolithic  (http://www.aggsbach.de/2011/11/mousterian-msa-point-from-maroc/) (http://www.aggsbach.de/2011/10/targeting-prey-by-bow-and-arrow/) Composite … Continue reading

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A Leaf Point from Solutré

The site of Solutré (46°18’N, 4°42’E), located in the department of Saône-et-Loire, approximately 10km west of Mâcon, is most widely known as the eponym for the Solutrean lithic industry and phase of the Upper Paleolithic, allthough the Solutrean Industry at … Continue reading

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Lost and Found: Epigravettian Point from the Gargano peninsula

In Western Europe, between ca. 22 k.a. and 20 k.a cal BP, human groups responded to LGM environmental conditions by developing a suite of new technologies characterized by a variety of diagnostic projectile points produced by bifacial retouch, which define … Continue reading

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Shouldered Points during the Upper Paleolithic

This is a shouldered point found during the 19th century in the Provence with no contextual information.  Shouldered points during the Upper Paleolithic appeared first in the context of the French Perigordian / Gravettian. They are known from the Périgord … Continue reading

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Ounanian-Points

The first expansion of hunter/ gatherers after the last glacial maximum, during the terminal Pleistocene moist phase and early Holocene into the Sahara is characterized by a non-microlithic Epipalaeolithic blade-based industry with characteristic elegant shouldered and side notched points (Ounanian-points), … Continue reading

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Hengistbury Head: A “Zinken” from a “Hambourgian like” ensemble

This surface find is a typical “Zinken”, and the first one ever noted from Hengistbury Head. During the British Final Paleolithic (Most probably related to the Maiendorf / Bölling Interstadial), shouldered and tanged point industries, resembling the classic Hambourgian forms … Continue reading

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