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Gravettian

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Venus of Vestonice, 26.000 BCE

The Gravettian was an industry of the European Upper Palaeolithic. It is named after the type site of La Gravette in the Dordogne region of France. It dates from between 28,000 and 22,000 BP (Before Present) and succeeded the Aurignacian.

The diagnostic artefact from the industry is a small pointed blade with a blunt but straight back, known as a Gravette Point. Artistic achievements included the Venus figurines The industry had counterparts across central Europe and into Russia.

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