Flint lends itself particularly well to shaping and was very heavily used by Palaeolithic peoples. Depending on local sources, other types of rock were also used, including chalcedony, quartz and quartzite, jasper, obsidian, etc. The Magdalenians appear to have increasingly sought high-quality stones, which they needed for their standardised production. Deposits of raw materials were sometimes hundreds of kilometres away: Bergerac flint was disseminated throughout the Aquitaine basin, from the Pyrenees to Poitou. It was transported in the form of small blocks of raw material, but also as blades, bladelets and finished objects directly cut from the source. The assumption of trade is not to be excluded for the greatest distances, as such practices can be seen in portable art and adornment.

Antler was also widely used, and was either stripped from animal carcasses or simply collected when animals shed them in the autumn. Supplies of antler could be a problem, as it was not continuously available. Stockpiling could have taken place: at La Vache, for example, a great many shed antlers were worked, although they could only have been collected during a very short period each year.