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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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Fragment of a large Leafpoint (Solutreen)

Our imagination about the Solutreen is biased towards a large numer of intact Leafpoints (http://www.aggsbach.de/2010/10/solutrian-points-from-the-placard-cave/), left in place by H. sapiens at the LGM. In reality most large Leafpoints from the Solutreen were found as fragments. This fragment of a … Continue reading

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Solutrean points from the Placard cave

Solutrian points from the Placard cave (middle or upper Solutrian; about 20k.a. BP). This artefacts were made by fine pressure flaking on (heat tempered) excellent flint. Until recently it was suggested, that this techniqe were not invented before the Solutrean of WesternEurope, … Continue reading

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Solutean Shouldered Point from Fourneau du Diable

  Fourneau du Diable is a Rock Shelter open to the south at the junction of the Moneries and Dronne valley (right bank) between Brantome and Bourdeilles. The site  consists of two terasses  in a line of cliffs, named upper … Continue reading

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