Gravettian weaponry: 23,500-year-old evidence of a composite barbed point from Les Prés de Laure (France)

  title={Gravettian weaponry: 23,500-year-old evidence of a composite barbed point from Les Pr{\'e}s de Laure (France)},
  author={Antonin Tomasso and Veerle Rots and Louise Purdue and Sylvie Beyries and M Buckley and Carole Cheval and Dries Cnuts and Justin Coppe and M. A. Julien and Michel Grenet and Christian Lepers and Mondher M'Hamdi and Patrick Simon and Sabine Sorin and Guillaume Porraz},
  journal={Journal of Archaeological Science},

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