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Les Peyrugues Tools


The 2.5 m thick stratigraphy of the Les Peyrugues site, a rockshelter located in the Célé valley (Lot, France), covers the last 25 millennia. A catastrophic cliff fall occurred during the interval 16-13 kyr BP, resulting in talus erosion and in the deposition of a thick boulder layer, as also happened at Laugerie Haute and Laugerie Basse.



Les Peyrugues tools
Les Peyrugues tools, layer 3, excavations of M. Allard.

Age: circa 16 000 BP

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

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




Les Peyrugues tools
Les Peyrugues tools, layer 3, excavations of M. Allard.

Age: circa 16 000 BP

■   8: Retouched tools
■   9: Perçoirs becs, awls
■ 10: Microliths
■ 11: Notched/denticulated tools

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




Les Peyrugues tools
Les Peyrugues tools, layer 3, excavations of M. Allard.

Age: circa 16 000 BP

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

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




Les Peyrugues map


Map showing the location of Les Peyrugues.
Photo: Aubry et al. (1995)




Les Peyrugues map


Aerial view of Les Peyrugues, north at the top.
Photo: Google Earth




Les Peyrugues map


Aerial view of Les Peyrugues, south at the top, in relief mode.
Photo: Google Earth









References

  1. Aubry T., Detrain L., Kervazo B., 1995 - Les niveaux intermédiaires entre le Gravettien et le Solutréen de l'Abri Casserole (Les Eyzies de Tayac) : Mise en évidence d'un mode de production original de microlithes et implications, Bulletin de la Société préhistorique française, tome 92, n°3, 1995. pp. 296-301; doi : 10.3406/bspf.1995.10030



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