The Cultural and Chronostratigraphic Context of a New Leaf Point from Hohle Fels Cave in the Ach Valley of Southwestern Germany

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Shara Bailey (New York) François Bon (Toulouse) Ariane Burke (Montreal) Katja Douze (Geneva) Clive Gamble (London) Sabine Gaudzinski­Windheuser (Mainz) Katerina Harvati (Tübingen) Jean­Jacques Hublin (Leipzig) Robert L. Kelly (Laramie, Wyoming) Johannes Krause (Leipzig/Tübingen) Steven L. Kuhn (Tucson) Foni Le Brun­Ricalens (Luxemburg) Feng Li (Beijing) Christopher E. Miller (Tübingen) Philip Nigst (Vienna) Akira Ono (Tokyo) Marco Peresani (Ferrara) Guillaume Porraz (Aix­en­Provence) Jürgen Richter (Köln) Simone Riehl (Tübingen) Florent Rivals (Tarragona) Wil Roebroeks (Leiden) Veerle Rots (Liège) Britt M. Starkovich (Tübingen) Thorsten Uthmeier (Erlangen) Pawel Valde­Nowak (Krakow) Lyn Wadley (Johannesburg)" ["post_title"]=> string(56) "Mitteilungen der Gesellschaft für Urgeschichte, Vol. 30" ["post_excerpt"]=> string(83) "available 01 August 2022 with contributions in English and German" ["post_status"]=> string(7) "publish" ["comment_status"]=> string(6) "closed" ["ping_status"]=> string(6) "closed" ["post_password"]=> string(0) "" ["post_name"]=> string(55) "mitteilungen-der-gesellschaft-fuer-urgeschichte-band-30" ["to_ping"]=> string(0) "" ["pinged"]=> string(0) "" ["post_modified"]=> string(19) "2023-08-30 20:07:06" ["post_modified_gmt"]=> string(19) "2023-08-30 18:07:06" ["post_content_filtered"]=> string(0) "" ["post_parent"]=> int(0) ["guid"]=> string(85) "https://kernsverlag.com/book/mitteilungen-der-gesellschaft-fuer-urgeschichte-band-30/" ["menu_order"]=> int(0) ["post_type"]=> string(7) "product" ["post_mime_type"]=> string(0) "" ["comment_count"]=> string(1) "0" ["filter"]=> string(3) "raw" } }
During the summer of 2020 the excavation team at Hohle Fels Cave in the Ach Valley of southwestern Germany recovered a leaf point (in German Blattspitze) made from gray Jurassic chert. The find is well-preserved and remarkable for a number of reasons.

A Leaf Point Documents Hunting with Spears in the Middle Paleolithic at Hohle Fels, Germany

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Older issues: MGfU Reports #1-28 are available via the GFU website.

Please direct any questions to N.J. Conard, M. Bolus or a member of the editorial board.

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Michael Bolus

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During the 2020 season at Hohle Fels Cave in the Ach Valley of southwestern Germany the excavation team from the University of Tübingen recovered a bifacial leaf point in archaeological horizon (AH) X. This horizon is the fifth deepest of the Middle Paleolithic horizons at the site and is located roughly 120 cm beneath the base of the rich Aurignacian layers of the cave.