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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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The Variability of Epipaleolithic Tanged Points in the Sahara

Tanged points from the late Pleistocene and early Holocene are common in the Sahara. There is no unified techno-typological approach for these artifacts available.  The spectrum of such implements includes the classic Ounanian point (upper row of Fig.1: the second point- … Continue reading

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Some late Magdalenian Projectile Points in S/W France

  These are three late Magdalenian projectile points from S/W-France. The first one is a  5,7 cm long “Point de Teyjat”  found near Sarlat at the Pech de Bourre site and the other two are shouldered points from the Abri … 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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Font-Robert Point

This is a tanged point of the early middle upper Paleolithic from a leaf‐shaped blade of plano‐convex section, usually designated as Font-Robert point in the literature. These points were especially numerous at the Font-Robert rockshelter (Brive, Correze), excavated in 1905 … 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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Bechar / Algeria: Aterian Artifacts and their functional meaning

These are some “Aterian” artifacts from the Algerian Sahara showing the variability of a random sample. The morphological continuum of Aterian tools ranges from pointed and elongated triangular forms to rounded and squat blunt forms, as demonstrated in this post. … 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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Ahrensburgian

Ahrensburgian points are rare in Denmark. Most of them were found in South Jutland. This item comes from “Christiansfeld”, 10 km from Haderslev. The Ahrensburg culture is a technocomplex, contemporaneous with other tanged point cultures (http://www.aggsbach.de/2011/01/swiderian-arrowhead-made-of-chocolate-flint/ http://www.aggsbach.de/2010/11/bromme-point/), dated to the younger … Continue reading

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