The Gravettian was an industry of the European Upper Palaeolithic. It is named after the type site of La Gravette in the Dordogne region of France. It dates from between 28,000 and 22,000 years ago and succeeded the Aurignacian.
The diagnostic artifact of the industry is a small pointed restruck blade with a blunt but straight back, known as a Noailles burin. Artistic achievements of the Gravettian cultural stage included the Venus figurines. The industry had counterparts across central Europe and into Russia.
Radiocarbon Chronology for the Early Gravettian of Northern Europe: New AMS Determinations for Maisieres-Canal, Belgium
Mar 01, 2010; [ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] Introduction The site of Maisieres-Canal is situated on the course of the Canal du Centre, built along the...
Joao Zihlao & Erik Trinkaus (ed.). Portrait of the artist as a young child: the Gravettian human skeleton from the Abrigo do Lagar Velho and its archeological context.(Book Review)
Mar 01, 2004; JOAO ZIHLAO & ERIK TRINKAUS (ed Portrait of the artist as a young child: the Gravettian human skeleton from the Abrigo do...