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Le "masque" moustérien de la Roche-Cotard, Langeais (Indre-et-Loire) / The mousterian "mask" of La Roche-Cotard site, Langeais (Indre-et-Loire)

Authors
Journal
Paléo
1145-3370
Publisher
PERSEE Program
Publication Date
Volume
12
Issue
1
Identifiers
DOI: 10.3406/pal.2000.1605
Keywords
  • Indre-Et-Loire
  • France
  • Art
  • Mousterian
  • Middle Paleolithic
  • Prehistory
  • France
  • Art
  • Indre-Et-Loire.
  • Moustérien
  • Paléolithique Moyen
  • Préhistoire

Abstract

The mousterian «mask» of La Roche-Cotard site, Langeais (Indre-et-Loire. France). La Roche-Cotard site has been discovered at the beginning of the century but the Mousterian level (La Roche-Cotard II) in front of the opening of the cave (La Roche-Cotard) has only been known for 25 years. This inhabited level has given a very particular object indubitably prepared by man with a flint having a natural pipe in which was placed a bone splinter. This object which looks like a human or animal face is an exceptional sign of the slow advance towards the birth of figurative art.

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