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Levalloisian quartz nucleus

<p>Levalloisian nucleus, Can Planiol (Santa Coloma de Farners,La Selva), Mid-Palaeolithic, 120,000-40,000 BC</p>

Levalloisian nucleus, Can Planiol (Santa Coloma de Farners,La Selva), Mid-Palaeolithic, 120,000-40,000 BC

During the Mid-Palaeolithic, methods were developed to produce more or less uniform stone flakes. To obtain them, a block of stone was cut in accordance with a set of predetermined steps and a preconceived method. Eventually, these flakes with broad cutting edges were used directly, or else prepared by knapping the edges for a specific function. The name of this technique derives from the place where it was first identified, the site of Levallois-Perret, France.

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