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Early Upper Paleolithic of the East European Plain

    The East European Plain  is a vast interior plain extending east of the North/Central European Plain, and comprising several plateaus stretching roughly from 25 degrees longitude eastward. It includes the westernmost Volhynian-Podolian Upland, than the Central Russian Upland, … Continue reading

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Leaf Point from Moravany nad Váhom-Dlhá

This is a Leaf Point from Moravany nad Váhom-Dlhá (4,5×2,5×07 cm). Paleolithic findings at Moravany were first considered in 1931, when two interested collectors, V. Vlk and H. Sonntag, recovered patinated flint artifacts from the ploughed fields along the Vah … 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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Leaf Points from the Middle and Early Upper European Paleolithic

This is a fragment of a Paleolithic leaf point found at the Goldberg, near Nördlingen, Germany. This post summarizes the archaeological evidence from Germany, the Czech Republic, Hungary, and adjacent regions, especially with regard to so called “leaf point complex”. … Continue reading

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Jankovichian Leafpoint

The Jankovichian (“Trans Danubian Szelettien”) is known from old excavations at 10 sites in the Pilis and Gerecse mountains south of the bend  in the Danube and West of Budapest. This leafpoint is from the Hillebrand excavations at the Jankovich Cave (Hillebrand … Continue reading

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Middle paleolithic leaf point from Mauern

This is a leaf point from “cave A” at the Weinberghöhlen near Mauern, found in the 1930ies most probably by A Bohmers, a Dutch archaeologist, who made his career in Nazi-Germany under the Protection of the “Ahnenerbe”-organisation of Heinrich Himmler. … Continue reading

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