Périgordian is a term for several distinct but related Upper Palaeolithic cultures
which are thought by some archaeologists to represent a contiguous tradition. Thought to have existed between c.35,000 BP
and c.20,000 BP the Perigordian was theorized by prehistorians (namely ).
The earliest culture in the tradition is the Châtelperronian
which is thought to have produced denticulate tool
s and flint knives. It is argued that this was superseded by the Gravettian
with its Font Robert
points and Noailles burin
s. The tradition culminated in the proto-Magdalenian
Critics have pointed out that no continuous sequence of Périgordian occupation has yet been found, and that the tradition requires it to have co-existed separately from the Aurignacian
industry rather than being differing industries that existed before and afterwards.
[Blades, Brooke S. "Aurignacian Lithic Economy: Ecological Perspectives from Southwestern France". Springer Science & Business Media, 2006. p. 44]
*Font-Robert - (Jalón
). Périgordia V.
*Gorge d'Enfer - (Dordogne
). Lower and Upper Périgordia.
*La Ferrassie - (Dordogne).
*La Gravette - (Dordogne). Périgordia IV.
*Labattut (Abri) - (Dordogne). Périgordia IV-VI.
*Laugerie Haute - (Dordogne).
*Laussel - (Dordogne) Périgordia IV.
*Le Moustier - (Dordogne).
*Noailles - (Corrèze). Périgord V.
*Oreille d'Enfer - (Dordogne). Périgord V.
*Abri Pataud - (Dordogne). Périgord IV-VII.
*Vignaud (Abri) - (Dordogne). Périgord V.
*Aubarbier, Jean-Luc; Binet, Michel; Guichard, Genevieve. ''Aimer la Préhistoire en Périgord''. Éditions Ouest-France, Rennes 1991.
*Delluc, Brigitte; Delluc, Gilles; Roussot, Alain; Roussot-Larroque, Julia. ''Connaître la préhistoire en Périgord''. Éditions Sud-Ouest, Bordeaux, 1990.
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