2020-07-20 17:58:43 • ID: 2188
Small Neanderthal Bifaces from Lommoye, Yvélines
Figure 1 shows three Flint-implements from the “Moustérien à petits bifaces dominants”, an Entity which is common in the Bretagne and Normandie.
The handaxes of this post (max length 6,5 cm) are surface findings from Lommoye, Yvélines. About the Bifacial Mousterian in N/W-Franc see here: 1179 , 1501 , here 1665 , here: 1250 , 1585 , here: 1077 and here 1163 .
Lommoye is a commune in the Yvelines department in the Île-de-France region in north-central France. In the Yvélines Département, isolated surface clusters of small cordiform handaxes are numerous- for example from St-Martin-La-Garenne and Richenourg.
Beside some Acheulian Handaxes-see: 2028 , an undated Levallois-Mousterian with sophisticated elongated Mousterian Points is known from Mantes-La-Jolie.
Because of the limited scientific value of such findings they were never systematically evaluated and are dispersed over numerous old collections.
Unfortunately the same problem is apparent for the early Upper Paleolithic in this region. Although some questionable Aurignacian artifacts were found at Lommoye, this collection is far from helpful to resolve the problem of the repopulation of the area by the Homo Sapiens after the demise by Neanderthals.
The same conclusion seems to hold true for "la série " aurignacoïde " d'Herbeville" and some stray findings with a certain but not really convincing relationship to Châtelperronien points.
Resources and images in full resolution:
- Image: 2020-07-20_small1.jpg
- Extern Link: www.epi78-92.fr…images_archeo_paleo_outillage.pdf
- Extern Link: www.persee.fr…bspf_0249-7638_2004_num_101_4_13068.pdf