Mousterien Faustkeil / Biface of Homo neandertalensis

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Period: Middle Paleolithic, Mousterien
Site: Thury-Harcourt, Dept. Calvados, France
Size: 73 x 55 x 23 mm
Age: MIS5-MIS3, Mousterien a petits bifaces, approx. 120-70 ka

The Mousterien culture is attributed to Homo neandertalensis. This local face of the Mousterien possesses the characteristic small hand axes / Faustkeile of the middle paleolithic of the Bretagne and Basse Normandie. It is attributed to the start of the last ice age (Weichsel ice age).

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