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Les lampes de Solvieux (Dordogne).

Abstract : The discovery of two exceptional lamps with a carved handle by J. Sackett in Solvieux increases the inventory of the presently discovered lamps of this type (only some thirty specimens out of some 500 " bowl lamps " and stone containers which were compiled). They are characteristic of the two main categories of lamps having a means of prehension: a triangular handle for one of them, and a quadrangular one for the other. Apart from a lamp excavated at Laugerie-Haute, which is supposed to be Solutrean and the dating of which is doubtful, the two Solvieux specimens are of a real interest as they represent the earliest presently known examples of lamps with a carved handle and whose dating is unquestionable. The differences in morphology reveal that the basic typological diversity offered by later specimens was well established as early as the beginning of the Magdalenian.
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Sophie A. de Beaune, Alain Roussot, James Sackett. Les lampes de Solvieux (Dordogne).. L'anthropologie, Elsevier Masson, 1986, 90 (1), pp.107-119. ⟨halshs-00806498⟩

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