Dictionary of Human Evolution and Biology

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Abri Pataud

Archaeological site found in 1949 near Les Eyzies in the Vézère River Valley, Dordogne, France, dating from 34 kya and persisting for over 14 ky; excavated by H. Movius; contains over 25 000 Aurignacian II artifacts including burins, an engraving tool for working antlers, a venus figurine in relief on stone, and hominid remains from at least two individuals, including a young female attributed to Homo sapiens. Of 30 crates of animal bones excavated, about 30% of all prey appear to have been reindeer. Aka Pataud.

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