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La Madeleine Tools




La Madeleine tools
La Madeleine tools, lower layer A, excavations of Denis Peyrony.

Age: circa 14 000 BP

■   6: Grattoirs, scrapers on the end of a blade
■   7: Burins
■   8: Retouched tools
■   9: Perçoirs becs, awls

Photo: Don Hitchcock 2014
Source: Originals, Le Musée National de Préhistoire, Les Eyzies-de-Tayac




La Madeleine tools
La Madeleine tools, lower layer A, excavations of Denis Peyrony.

Age: circa 14 000 BP

■   7: Burins
■   8: Retouched tools
■   9: Perçoirs becs, awls
■ 10: Microliths
■ 14: Composite tools
■ 15: Special tools
■ 16: Bone industry

Photo: Don Hitchcock 2014
Source: Originals, Le Musée National de Préhistoire, Les Eyzies-de-Tayac




La Madeleine tools
La Madeleine tools, lower layer A, excavations of Denis Peyrony.

Age: circa 14 000 BP

■ 10: Microliths
■ 14: Composite tools
■ 15: Special tools
■ 16: Bone industry

Photo: Don Hitchcock 2014
Source: Originals, Le Musée National de Préhistoire, Les Eyzies-de-Tayac




La Madeleine tools
La Madeleine tools, middle layer B, excavations of Denis Peyrony.

Age: circa 13 000 BP

■   6: Grattoirs, scrapers on the end of a blade
■   7: Burins
■   9: Perçoirs becs, awls
■ 13: Armatures, tools

Photo: Don Hitchcock 2014
Source: Originals, Le Musée National de Préhistoire, Les Eyzies-de-Tayac




La Madeleine tools
La Madeleine tools, middle layer B, excavations of Denis Peyrony.

Age: circa 13 000 BP

■   7: Burins
■   9: Perçoirs becs, awls
■ 13: Armatures, tools
■ 14: Composite tools

Photo: Don Hitchcock 2014
Source: Originals, Le Musée National de Préhistoire, Les Eyzies-de-Tayac




La Madeleine tools
La Madeleine tools, middle layer B, excavations of Denis Peyrony.

Age: circa 13 000 BP

■   7: Burins
■ 14: Composite tools
■ 15: Special tools
■ 16: Bone industry

Photo: Don Hitchcock 2014
Source: Originals, Le Musée National de Préhistoire, Les Eyzies-de-Tayac




La Madeleine tools
La Madeleine tools, upper layer C, excavations of Denis Peyrony.

Age: circa 12 000 BP

■   6: Grattoirs, scrapers on the end of a blade
■   7: Burins

Photo: Don Hitchcock 2014
Source: Originals, Le Musée National de Préhistoire, Les Eyzies-de-Tayac




La Madeleine tools
La Madeleine tools, upper layer C, excavations of Denis Peyrony.

Age: circa 12 000 BP

■   6: Grattoirs, scrapers on the end of a blade
■   7: Burins
■   9: Perçoirs becs, awls
■ 13: Armatures, tools

Photo: Don Hitchcock 2014
Source: Originals, Le Musée National de Préhistoire, Les Eyzies-de-Tayac




La Madeleine tools
La Madeleine tools, upper layer C, excavations of Denis Peyrony.

Age: circa 12 000 BP

■   7: Burins
■   9: Perçoirs becs, awls
■ 13: Armatures, tools
■ 14: Composite tools
■ 15: Special tools
■ 16: Bone industry

Photo: Don Hitchcock 2014
Source: Originals, Le Musée National de Préhistoire, Les Eyzies-de-Tayac




La Madeleine
Cupule on a pebble.

La Madeleine.

Photo: Don Hitchcock 2015
Source: Original, Muséum de Toulouse, or Muséum d'Histoire Naturelle de la ville de Toulouse, MHNT




La Madeleine
Spear points with a double bevel base.

La Madeleine.

Photo: Don Hitchcock 2015
Source: Original, Muséum de Toulouse, or Muséum d'Histoire Naturelle de la ville de Toulouse, MHNT




raw blade raw blade
(left) 'Raw' blade, one which has not been retouched after striking it from the nucleus or core.

(right) Burin and burin spall. Burin spalls, the flake taken off when sharpening a burin, were often used as tools in their own right.

La Madeleine.

Photo: Don Hitchcock 2015
Source: Original, Muséum de Toulouse, or Muséum d'Histoire Naturelle de la ville de Toulouse, MHNT




needles grattoir
(left image) Needles.

(left of left image) Needle with a flat cross section.

(centre and right of left image) Needles with round cross sections.

(right image) Grattoir on a blade.

( note what appears to be a burin spall negative on the grattoir - Don )

La Madeleine.

Photo: Don Hitchcock 2015
Source: Original, Muséum de Toulouse, or Muséum d'Histoire Naturelle de la ville de Toulouse, MHNT




blade nucleus



Core or nucleus from which blades have been struck.

La Madeleine.

Photo: Don Hitchcock 2015
Source: Original, Muséum de Toulouse, or Muséum d'Histoire Naturelle de la ville de Toulouse, MHNT




pierced baton

Pierced baton.

La Madeleine.

Photo: Don Hitchcock 2015
Source: Original, Muséum de Toulouse, or Muséum d'Histoire Naturelle de la ville de Toulouse, MHNT




pierced baton

Pierced baton, engraved with a horse head and neck.

La Madeleine.

Photo: Don Hitchcock 2015
Source: Original, Muséum de Toulouse, or Muséum d'Histoire Naturelle de la ville de Toulouse, MHNT




pierced baton

Pierced baton. This is the rear part of the pierced baton above, and bears the hindquarters of the horse depicted on the piece above.

La Madeleine.

Photo: Don Hitchcock 2015
Source: Original, Muséum de Toulouse, or Muséum d'Histoire Naturelle de la ville de Toulouse, MHNT




harpoons

(left and centre) Harpoons with two rows of teeth.

(right) Harpoon with one row of teeth - apparently it was made with just one tooth.

La Madeleine.

Photo: Don Hitchcock 2015
Source: Original, Muséum de Toulouse, or Muséum d'Histoire Naturelle de la ville de Toulouse, MHNT




point

Spear point.

La Madeleine.

Photo: Don Hitchcock 2015
Source: Original, Muséum de Toulouse, or Muséum d'Histoire Naturelle de la ville de Toulouse, MHNT









References

  1. Peyrony, D., 1926 - Fouille de La Madeleine, Carnet de fouilles D. Peyrony, Archives du Musée national de Préhistoire, Les Eyzies-de-Tayac, p. 110-112.



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