Old Stone Age

Pech de l'Azé IV - Bordes' Collection

Altogether almost 92,000 lithic artifacts were analyzed. For complete flakes, tools, and cores a full set of descriptive and analytical observations were made, building on the system used by the authors at other sites. These include detailed observations of technology, typology, morphology, and raw material.

For non-complete lithic artifacts, a more restricted set of observations was made depending on the nature of the object. The goal of this initial analysis was to provide a basic typological and technological description of the industries along with basic data that would be use for a wide variety of research purposes. In addition to the analytical observations, the physical location of each curated artifact was entered into the database as well. In the case of those artifacts that were organized by Bordes, the number of the drawer and box within the drawer that contained the artifact was also recorded.

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