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Roc de Combe Tools


Roc de Combe was excavated by F. Bordes and J. Labrot in 1966 and 1967. Included in the stratigraphic sequence are the Mousterian , the Châtelperronian , the Aurignacian and the Gravettian.

Roc de Combe tools
Roc de Combe tools layer 8, excavations of F. Bordes and J. Labrot.

Age circa 38 000 BP.

■   6: Grattoirs, scrapers on the end of a blade
■   7: Burins
■   8: Retouched tools
■   9: Perçoirs becs, drills/borers
■ 11: Notched/denticulated tools

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




Roc de Combe tools
Roc de Combe tools layer 8, excavations of F. Bordes and J. Labrot.

Age circa 38 000 BP.

■   8: Retouched tools
■   9: Perçoirs becs, drills/borers
■ 11: Notched/denticulated tools
■ 12: Racloirs/raclettes, side scrapers and small, often round scrapers
■ 13: Armatures, tools

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




Roc de Combe tools
Roc de Combe tools layer 7, excavations of F. Bordes and J. Labrot.

Age circa 34 000 BP.

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

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




Roc de Combe tools
Roc de Combe tools layer 7, excavations of F. Bordes and J. Labrot.

Age circa 34 000 BP.

■   7: Burins
■   8: Retouched tools
■ 10: Microliths
■ 12: Racloirs/raclettes, side scrapers and small, often round scrapers
■ 14: Composite tools

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




Roc de Combe tools
Roc de Combe tools layer 7, excavations of F. Bordes and J. Labrot.

Age circa 34 000 BP.

■ 10: Microliths
■ 12: Racloirs/raclettes, side scrapers and small, often round scrapers
■ 14: Composite tools
■ 15: Special tools
■ 16: Bone industry

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




Roc de Combe tools
Roc de Combe tools layers 2-3, excavations of F. Bordes and J. Labrot.

Age circa 24 500 BP.

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

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




Roc de Combe tools
Roc de Combe tools layers 2-3, excavations of F. Bordes and J. Labrot.

Age circa 24 500 BP.

■   6: Grattoirs, scrapers on the end of a blade
■   7: Burins
■   8: Retouched tools
■ 10: Microliths
■ 11: Notched/denticulated tools
■ 12: Racloirs/raclettes, side scrapers and small, often round scrapers
■ 13: Armatures, tools

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




Roc de Combe tools
Roc de Combe tools layers 2-3, excavations of F. Bordes and J. Labrot.

Age circa 24 500 BP.

■ 12: Racloirs/raclettes, side scrapers and small, often round scrapers
■ 13: Armatures, tools
■ 14: Composite tools
■ 16: Bone industry

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









References

  1. Clarke, D., 2014: Models in Archaeology, Routledge, 24Oct.,2014 - Social Science - 1090 pages
  2. Delson E., Tattersall I., Van Couvering J., Brooks A., 2004: Encyclopedia of Human Evolution and Prehistory: Second Edition, Routledge, 23rd November 2004 - Social Science - 800 pages
  3. Diop C., Salemson H., De Jager M., 1991: Civilization Or Barbarism: An Authentic Anthropology, Chicago Review Press, 1991 - Social Science - 440 pages



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