Tag Archives: upper paleolithic

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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Denominating Lamelles during the Early Paleolithic in S/W-Asia: Examples from Kebara / Israel

These are Bladelets (max 4,5 cm long)  from the early Ahmarian at Kebara: from left to right: Two unretouched lamelles, the proximal 2/3 of a Font Yves point and an El-Wad point with some (impact?) damage at the tip. Neuville … Continue reading

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Tanged points of Northeren Europe at the end of the Pleictozene: The Brommean

The oldest taxonomic unit of the tanged point complex during the last Glacial in N/E Europe is the Brommean, which is known from a narrow zone following the young moraine area around the Baltic Ice Lake, from Denmark, northern Germany, northern … Continue reading

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Bec from the Aisne Valley

This is a wonderful “bec” (11 cm long) from the Aisne Gravels. The raw material is identical to the material that was used during the Lower and Middle Paleolithic of this region. While artifacts from early Paleolithic periods are abundant … Continue reading

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Cave Bear Canine from the Drachenhöhle at Mixnitz

I was astonished that such an historical item was sold in the Museums shop at the NMH in Vienna last year. I had dreamed of such a possibility almost during my whole life. One of the most important chemicals used … Continue reading

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Aurignacian from SW-Germany

Typical Aurignacian artifacts, made of thick blades, from Kleinheppach in Swabia . Among these artefacts, there is a Jerzmanovice blade- point with a broken tip (No4) similar to the findings in Beedings (UK), Ranis (Germany) and from the Nietoperzowa Cave in Poland. … Continue reading

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Burination

Burination and shouldering are hallmarks of the Willendorf-Kostenki technocomplex in Middle Europe. This is a shouldered burinated artifact made of local radiolarite from Moravany-Modrovka. We do not know, if this stone tool was originally intended to serve as a burin … Continue reading

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