List of Figures

Figure 1: Geological context for the study area (source :

Figure 2: Chronology.

Figure 3: Flint mine of Flins-sur-Seine/Aubergenville A. Geography, B. Geology.

Figure 4: Interpretation of the aerial photography showing mine shafts (photo, P. Laforest, Service Archéologique Départemental des Yvelines, development, C. Riquier).

Figure 5: Flins-sur-Seine. Extent of the site and summary of the surveys (DAO F. Giligny).

Figure 6: Tertiary flint axe production sequence pieces at Flins-sur-Seine a) Bifacial and bilateral preparation b) Roughout c) Axe (photography S. Oboukhoff, CNRS, Nanterre).

Figure 7: Mines and axe workshops west of Paris (DAO C. Riquier/F. Giligny).

Figure 8: Polished axes a) Tertiary flint b) secondary flint (photography S. Oboukhoff, CNRS, Nanterre).

Figure 9: Distribution map for tertiary flint 1. Bifacial preparations 2. Roughouts 3. Axes 4. Polished axes. (DAO C. Riquier).

Figure 10: Secondary flint production pieces: roughouts and bifacial preparations. 1. Villepreux "Station d'épuration", 2, 3. Guerville "Saint-Germain-de-Secval" , 3, 5. Banthelu, 6. Longuesse "Station d'épuration" (photography S. Oboukhoff, CNRS, Nanterre).

Figure 11: Distribution map for secondary flint 1. Bifacial preparation 2. roughouts 3. axes (DAO C. Riquier).

Figure 12: Local sandstone polished axe.

Figure 13: Exogeneous Jurassic flint axes from lower Normandy found near the Seine valley and tertiary flint found in the Caen-Alençon area (DAO C. Riquier/F. Giligny)

Figure 14: Jadeite axe from the Alps.

Figure 15: Nature of material used for polished axes to the North and South of the Seine. (DAO C. Riquier/F. Giligny).


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