Dictionary of Human Evolution and Biology

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Châtelperronian Tool Tradition

Upper Paleolithic transitional tool industry found in France and northern Spain and thought by some to have been created as Neandertals modified (or mimicked) technology borrowed from the Aurignacian of AMHs, but thought by others to precede the latter industry. Found at about 35-29 kya in at least three French sites: Arcy-sur-Cure, Roc de Combe, and Saint Césaire; an early form of the Perigordian.

Cf. Uluzzian, Szeletian and Buhunician tool traditons(s).

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