Dictionary of Human Evolution and Biology

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La Madeleine

Archaeological site found in 1863 in the Vérèze Valley in southern France, dated to 17.5-13 kya, and that contains Magdalenian artifacts including lance points, polishers, engravers (burins) and an engraved mammoth bone, needles, harpoons, spear throwers and hominid remains, including two skeletons attributed to Homo sapiens (Cf. Cro-Magnon). Type site for the Magdalenian tool tradition.

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