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(Grand Pressigny region)

Material name: Grand Pressigny flint
Synonyms: silex pressignien
Material (geologic): Upper Cretaceous (Turonian) flint

Detail of typical Grand Pressigny flint
Foto: Matthias Rummer, 2002

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General characteristics

(In part adapted from Alcaydé 1990 and Mallet 1980

Geographical setting: N/A
Material and colour: Large nodule of flint in weathered chalk
Foto: Rengert Elburg, 2002
Other information: N/A
Knapping notes: N/A
Archaeological description: N/A

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Locality: Barrou, Touraine, département Indre-et-Loire, France
Synonyms: Barrou is one of several sources in the Grand-Pressigny area, mining site F12 according to the catalogue of the museum in Bochum, 3rd edition (Weisgerber et al. (eds.) 1999). FlintSource sample 270.
Geographical description: WhereItIs
Geographical co-ordinates: Lat. 46° 52' 49" N
Long. 000° 46' 43" E
(Mapdatum WGS 84)
Co-ordinate precision: Precision
Other topographical information: HowToGetThere
Additional information: Roadcut with several large blocks of flint
Foto: Rengert Elburg, 2002
Visitors information: PlacesToEatAndDrink
Sampling information: As this is one of the very few exposures where you can see the typical blocks of flint in the weathered matrix do not damage this site. There are enough places where you can get a good sample, and if you do want an example from this location, look at the foot of the exposure, as we did, where you can find weathered-out pieces.
  Part of a typical flint-nodule
Foto: Matthias Rummer, 2002
Part of a typical flattish nodule of Grand-Pressigny-type flint
size: 79 mm
light coloured flint with darker band
Foto: Matthias Rummer, 2002
Flake of light pressigny-flint with finer, darker band under the cortex.
length: 67 mm
Sample description: N/A


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