Dictionary of Human Evolution and Biology

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Combe-Grenal 1,2

Archaeological site found in 1815 (reworked in 1927) located in the Dordogne Valley in southwest France, dated to 68-37 kya, and excavated by the Abbé Henri Breuil and Francois Bordes. It contained 14 000 typical scrapers, notched saws, backed blades and denticulate Mousterian artifacts, 60 000 flakes, and hand-axes; fragmentary hominid remains referred to Homo neanderthalensis. The very lowest levels contain Acheulean artifacts dated to 113-105 kya.

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