Solutrean Spear Points

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Emma Groeneveld
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published on 09 January 2018
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Palaeolithic spear points belonging to the Solutrean industry which flourished in what is now southwestern France between c. 21,000-c. 17,000 years ago. They were made by early modern humans (Homo sapiens). Points shaped like laurel leaves, such as the ones in this image, are a distinguishing characteristic of this industry. These specific points were found in the Dordogne region in France and reside at the Field Museum in Chicago, although they were on loan at the Australian Museum in Sydney when this picture was taken in December 2017.

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Emma Groeneveld
Emma has studied History & Ancient History. During her Master's she focused on Herodotus as well as the juicy politics of ancient courts, but more recently she has been immersing herself in everything prehistoric. She both writes and edits for AHE.

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Groeneveld, E. (2018, January 09). Solutrean Spear Points. Ancient History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.ancient.eu/image/7841/

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Groeneveld, Emma. "Solutrean Spear Points." Ancient History Encyclopedia. Last modified January 09, 2018. https://www.ancient.eu/image/7841/.

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Groeneveld, Emma. "Solutrean Spear Points." Ancient History Encyclopedia. Ancient History Encyclopedia, 09 Jan 2018. Web. 30 Sep 2020.

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