For those who didn’t really get the Levallois technique


I didn’t make this fine animation, it is the work of José-Manuel Benito Álvarez, check at Wikimedia Commons and at Wikipedia. But I did take the photo, before, I have to admit, I really got it. You see, I’m fond of stone, and the reddish-orange silicified sandstone (quartzite) at Wadi Abu Subeira, near Aswan in Egypt, makes my heart jump… I guess the Levallois core was prepared in the Middle Palaeolithic, quite some thousands of years ago.

Happy Easter!

About Per Storemyr

I work with the archaeology of old stone quarries, monuments and rock art. And try to figure out how they can be preserved. For us - and those after us. For the joy of old stone!
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