La Gravette

La Gravette

 

a Paleolithic rock-shelter in southwestern France (near Bayac in the Dordogne Department). It was excavated between 1930 and 1954 by the French archaeologist F. Lacorre. Narrow flint knife blades with a blunted edge (called Gravette knife blades, or Gravette points) were found in the upper cultural layers. British archaeologists differentiate the special Gravettian culture, named after the rock-shelter, on the basis of the characteristic implements with blunted edges. The culture was widespread in Europe during the Upper Paleolithic and dates from the 22nd-18th millennia B.C.

REFERENCE

Lacorre, F. La Gravette. Laval, 1960.
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Tambien es clara, especialmente a partir de los materiales de los anos 2013-2016, la existencia de materiales del Gravetiense, especialmente si tenemos en cuenta las magnificas puntas de La Gravette sacadas a la luz estos ultimos anos.
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La Gravette And each summer since we've spent at least a week in Antibes - our son, three on his first visit and now 15, knows every inch of that beach as well as his own back yard.
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Las evidencias de la "Cultura Gravetiense" comenzaban a aparecer, segun aquel estudio, a partir del estrato X, donde destacaban las puntas de La Gravette, acompanadas de otras puntas de dorso de menor tamano.
La presencia de una hoja de doble dorso parcial, recordando a una punta de La Gravette atipica, confirma tambien la presencia de una ocupacion gravetiense.
Vialou y Audry, 2004: 699): "una" cultura caracterizada por la ecumenidad de su expresion (su paneuropeismo: eso si, con notables desfases cronologicos entre los grandes territorios), por su larga duracion en el tiempo (casi diez mil anos) (4) y por lo arraigado de su fondo de instrumentos comunes: con las puntas de La Gravette (eventualmente puntas de la Font-Robert y de Vachons) y los buriles laterales sobre truncadura (a veces multiples y de tamano pequeno, como la variedad "de Noailles") como mas definitorios fosiles directores.