bâton de commandement
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bâton de commandement(bɑtɔ̃ də kɔmɑ̃dmɑ̃)
(Palaeontology) an antler object found in Upper Palaeolithic sites from the Aurignacian period onwards, consisting of a rod, often ornately decorated, with a hole through the thicker end
[literally: baton of command, although the object was probably actually used in making shafts for arrows and spears]
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