Dictionary of Human Evolution and Biology

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Solutré

Extensive archaeological site found in 1866 in southeastern France, on a bluff above the river Saône, dated to 20-17 kya, and that contains Solutrean artifacts including fine willow- and laurel-shaped spear tips. Hominid remains found in 1923 include two males and one female attributed to Homo sapiens (Cf. Cro-Magnon). Type site for the Solutrean tool tradition. Aka Crot-du-Charnier, La Solutré.

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