Aurignacian - Tools


Stone tools from the Aurignacian culture are known as Mode 4, characterized by blades (rather than flakes, typical of mode 2 Acheulean and mode 3 Mousterian) from prepared cores. Also seen throughout the Upper Paleolithic is a greater degree of tool standardization and the use of bone and antler for tools.

  • Scraper from Aurignac (France)

  • Aurignacian blades

  • Dufour bladelet

  • Bone point

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