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of the Upper Paleolithic. Representative artifacts from both cultural traditions are shown here.
Middle Paleolithic Upper Paleolithic
Bone flute from
Hohle Fels, Germany Flint point (left) and
side scraper (right)
from Le Moustier,
France Stone double-sided
France Ceramic Venus figurine from
Dolni Vestonice, Czech Republic
Stone burin from
Brassempouy, France Wolf tooth pendant from
Abri Castanet, France arTIFac Ts NoT To scale Natural History MuseuM, loNdoN (flint point and side scraper);
david l. Brill (double-sided scraper); raNdall WHite New York University (wolf tooth); Getty iMaGes (flute);
didier descoueNs Museum of Toulouse, France (burin); daNita deliMoNt Getty Images (Venus figurine) Culture Comes of Age 48 Scientific American, August 2011 sad0811Casp3p.indd 48 6/21/11 5:44 PM archaic contemporaries the Neandertals used the same, simpler
Middle Paleolithic technology. (Members of both groups appear to
have dabbled in making art and sophisticated weapons before the
Upper Paleolithic, but these traditions were ephemeral compared
with the ubiquitous and enduring ones...
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