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(Grand Pressigny region)

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

Detail of dark Presigny 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: N/A
Other information: N/A
Knapping notes: N/A
Archaeological description: N/A

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Locality: Bourdel, Touraine, Indre-et-Loire, France
Synonyms: Bourdel 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 271.
Geographical description: WhereItIs
Geographical co-ordinates: Lat. 46° 57' 45" N
Long. 000° 46' 29" E
(Mapdatum WGS 84)
Co-ordinate precision: Precision
Other topographical information: HowToGetThere
Additional information: View from the sampling area towards Bourdel
Foto: Rengert Elburg, 2002
Visitors information: PlacesToEatAndDrink
Sampling information: N/A
  Fragment of a flattish dark nodule
Foto: Matthias Rummer, 2002
Large flake from a flattish nodule of dark Pressigny-flint
length: 80 mm
dark silex pressignien
Foto: Matthias Rummer, 2002
Flake of typical dark silex from Bourdel
size: 57 mm
  example of grey-brown flint
Foto: Matthias Rummer, 2002
Example of greyish brown flint from the Grand Pressigny area
length: 74 mm
light silex pressignien
Foto: Matthias Rummer, 2002
Piece of remarkably light pressigny-type flint
size: 61 mm
Sample description: N/A


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