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Châtelperronian


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The earliest Upper Palaeolithic traditions in southern and western France beginning about 34 000 years ago (Perigordian I), perhaps derived from earlier Mousterian traditions in the region. Named after finds from a cave site in Allier, central France. The characteristic implement is a type of flint knife with a straight blade and a curved blunted back.

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