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Solutrean Leaf Point from black Senonian Flint

  The major part of the deposits of the current floodplain of the Vézère is most probably Holocene in age, with the majority of the Pleistocene deposits having been eroded away or have been buried below thick layers from more … Continue reading

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Point a face plane from Laugerie-Haute

    This is a point a face plane Type A after P. Smith (1966) found in Protosolutrean layers at the large rock-shelter of Laugerie-Haute, on the right bank of the Vezere in Dordogne. The Solutrean techno-complex emerges is geographically confined to Southwestern France … Continue reading

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The Gravettian at the Solutré Site

This is a highly patinated fragment of a “Spitzklinge“ (pointed blade) from the Gravettian at the famous Solutré  site- almost identical to examples from the Willendorf site in the Wachau region. Pointed blades have been identified as a major component of … Continue reading

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A Mousterian Point from Le Placard / Charente

  This is an convergent Middle Paleolithic artifact (usually called Mousterian point with Quina retouche) from an early excavation at the famous Placard cave in the Charente. Le Placrd could have served as one reference site for the region if it … Continue reading

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Stories around Combe Capelle

These are Upper Paleolithic tools from Roc de Combe Capelle collected by D. Peyrony early in the 20th century. Unfortunately they can not be assigned to a certain technocomlex. Combe-Capelle is an important Prehistoric site situated in the Couze valley … 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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Neolithic Leaf Points

Leafed implements (“Leaf Points”) appeared relatively late in the Paleolithic. In an individual case it is not always clear if these artifacts are the product of cultural influences or of convergence due to technological and environmental constraints. In addition the … Continue reading

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Bone Implements from Roc de Sers

The site of Roc de Sers is a collapsed rock shelter located about 20 km south-east of Angouleme. Research was conducted by L. Henri-Martin from 1909 to 1929 and completed in 1951 by G. Henri-Martin and R. Lantier. The site … Continue reading

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A laurel leaf point from the Dordogne

A large laurel leaves point (21 cm) from the Dordogne. Such artifacts are especially known from Laugerie haute, Pech-de-la-Boissiere, Fourneau-du-Diable and Jean Blancs. In his seminal thesis about the Solutrean Philip Smith’s defined the typology of Solutrean laurel leaves points … Continue reading

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