Warrimont, de, J.P.L.M.N. 2007. Prospecting Middle Palaeolithic open-air sites in the Dutch-Belgian border area near Maastricht. – PalArch’s Journal of Archaeology of Northwest Europe 1, 3: 40-89

Abstract Since 1981 a series of brickyard quarries to the north and west of Maastricht, in the municipalities of Maastricht (The Netherlands) and Lanaken (Belgium), have been intensively and successfully prospected for human artefacts and faunal remains from the Pleistocene by scrutinising the vertical sections of exposed loess, which in many places is over ten m deep. These […]

Stapert, D. 2007. Neanderthal children and their flints. – PalArch’s Journal of Archaeology of Northwest Europe 1, 2: 16-39

Abstract As pioneer studies at the Magdalenian sites of Pincevent and Etiolles have shown, refitting analyses can reveal the presence of those learning the craft of flint knapping, i.e. children. This approach was successful especially at Upper Palaeolithic sites. Learners can be recognized by their incompetent flaking, and also by typical beginners’ errors such as ‘face battering’ and ‘stacked […]

Bringmans, P.M.M.A. 2007. First evidence of Neanderthal presence in Northwest Europe during the Late Saalian ‘Zeifen. – PalArch’s Journal of Archaeology of Northwest Europe 1, 1: 1-15

Abstract The Middle Pleistocene to Late Pleistocene transition (MIS 6/5e transition), which has been observed within the loamy sediments of the VLL and VLB sites at Veldwezelt-Hezerwater, was a period of remarkable change in both climate and environment. Indeed, the incipient VLL-VLB soil horizons at Veldwezelt-Hezerwater seem to represent Late Saalian phases of pedogenesis under boreal conditions just prior […]