Neolithic Spindle - Canarywood/Maple/Cherry
Mas d'Azil rondelle
Fairly certain this comes from the Magdalenian layers (16,000 years BC)
Very thin disc in bone, 31 mm. in diameter, perforated in its centre, with on each face the representation of a herbivore (deer?) and chevrons along the edges. This miniature work of art was discovered in 1868 by M. Hardy and was published for the first time in 1872 in "Le Magasin pittoresque", a popular review of the time.