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Le Moustier Tools



Le Moustier tools
Le Moustier, layer G, excavations of D. Peyrony.

Age circa 55 000 BP.

  ■1 Bifaces, hand axes
  ■ 2 Racloirs, side scrapers

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




Le Moustier tools
Le Moustier, layer G, excavations of D. Peyrony.

Age circa 55 000 BP.

  ■1 Bifaces, hand axes
  ■ 2 Racloirs, side scrapers
  ■ 3 Encoches/denticulés, notched/serrated tools

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




Le Moustier tools
Le Moustier, layer G, excavations of D. Peyrony.

Age circa 55 000 BP.

  ■ 3 Encoches/denticulés, notched/serrated tools
  ■ 4 Tools of the upper Palaeolithic type
  ■ 5 Special tools

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




Combe Grenal  bones
Bones and other organic remains from le Moustier, layer G, excavations of D. Peyrony, as well as those from Combe Grenal, layer 14, excavations of F. Bordes.

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




Le Moustier tools
Le Moustier, layer H, excavations of D. Peyrony.

Age circa 55 000 BP.

  ■ 3 Encoches/denticulés, notched/serrated tools
  ■ 4 Tools of the upper Palaeolithic type

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




Le Moustier tools
Le Moustier, layer H, excavations of D. Peyrony.

Age circa 55 000 BP.

  ■ 3 Encoches/denticulés, notched/serrated tools
  ■ 4 Tools of the upper Palaeolithic type

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




Le Moustier tools
(left) Le Moustier, layer H, excavations of D. Peyrony.

(right) Le Moustier, layer I, excavations of D. Peyrony.

Ages circa 55 000 BP, 50 000 BP respectively.

  ■1 Bifaces, hand axes
  ■ 2 Racloirs, side scrapers
  ■ 3 Encoches/denticulés, notched/serrated tools
  ■ 5 Special tools

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




Le Moustier tools
Le Moustier, layer I, excavations of D. Peyrony.

Age circa 50 000 BP.

  ■ 3 Encoches/denticulés, notched/serrated tools

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




Le Moustier tools
Le Moustier, layer I, excavations of D. Peyrony.

Age circa 50 000 BP.

  ■1 Bifaces, hand axes
  ■ 2 Racloirs, side scrapers
  ■ 3 Encoches/denticulés, notched/serrated tools
  ■ 4 Tools of the upper Palaeolithic type
  ■ 5 Special tools

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




Le Moustier tools
Bones and other organic remains from le Moustier, layers H and I, excavations of D. Peyrony.

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




Le Moustier tools
Le Moustier, layer J, excavations of D. Peyrony.

Age circa 40 500 BP.

  ■ 2 Racloirs, side scrapers
  ■ 3 Encoches/denticulés, notched/serrated tools

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




Le Moustier tools
Le Moustier, layer J, excavations of D. Peyrony.

Age circa 40 500 BP.

  ■ 3 Encoches/denticulés, notched/serrated tools

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




Le Moustier tools
Le Moustier, layer J, excavations of D. Peyrony.

Age circa 40 500 BP.

  ■1 Bifaces, hand axes
  ■ 3 Encoches/denticulés, notched/serrated tools
  ■ 4 Tools of the upper Palaeolithic type
  ■ 5 Special tools

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




Le Moustier tools
Bones and other organic remains from le Moustier, layer J, excavations of D. Peyrony.

Note that the age given here for layer J, circa 45 000 BP, is at variance with that given on the display immediately above of the stone tools, circa 40 500 BP.

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









References

  1. Favraud, A.,1908/1909: La station Moustérienne du Petit-Puymoyen Alcan, F. (ed) Revue de L'École d'Anthropologie de Paris, 1908 -1909 (not in copyright)
  2. Peyrony, D., 1930: Le Moustier. Ses gisements, ses industries, ses couches géologiques Revue anthropologique, XL, 1930, p49 - 52



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