Acheulean


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Acheulean

[ə′shül·ē·ən]
(archeology)
Lower Paleolithic archeological time, characterized by biface tools having cutting edges all around.
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In reply to Machin's criticism of Kohn and Mithen's (1999) 'Sexy Handaxe Theory' in a recent Antiquity debate (Machin 2008: 761-6), Mithen (2008: 766-9) states that sexual selection is still relevant to the symmetry of Acheulean handaxes because this provides the only theory that can account for the various features typical of such artefacts.
If West Asian and African populations independently learned this Mousterian technique while still producing Acheulean hand axes in a process dating back 1.
Professional High School of the Acheulean in Amiens is located on a plot of 31,412 square meters and has about 690 students in several buildings totaling over 29,000 square meters of floor space.
The standard hypothesis had been that Acheulean toolmakers reached Europe and Asia via the Middle East, passing mainly through what is now Turkey into the Balkans.
The Middle Paleolithic period, defined by technology emergent about 300,000-250,000 BP, is marked by a discontinuance of the production of classic Acheulean handaxes, and the introduction of a more diversified and aesthetic toolkit.
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Preceding the Acheulean assemblage (Mode 2), Mode 1 is supposed to reflect a certain archaism and early date for cobble/pebble tool cultures with small flake tools, cultures that are connected with the African emergence through to the earliest settlement of Europe.
Ryan Gibbon of the University of Witwatersrand in Johannesburg and his colleagues dated hand axes and related stone implements, collectively known as Acheulean artifacts, using measures of the relative decay of radioactive forms of aluminum and beryllium in quartz from the soil and gravel bearing the artifacts.
Gibbon and his colleagues dated hand axes and related stone implements, collectively known as Acheulean artifacts, using measures of the relative decay of radioactive forms of aluminium and beryllium in quartz grains from the soil and gravel bearing the artifacts.
Glass shards from the uppermost BKT-3 tephra, covered by Acheulean gravels, gave a fission-track age of 2.
In Reassessing Paleolithic subsistence, Morin conducts a detailed analysis of the animal bone remains from the sequence at Saint-Cesaire, which spans the period from the Mousterian of Acheulean Tradition to the Evolved Aurignacian, to explicitly test one explanation for the replacement of Neanderthals by modern humans.
In many parts of the world, archaeologists see a leap around 300,000 years ago in Stone Age technology from the large and crude hand-axes and picks of the so-called Acheulean period to the more delicate and diverse points and blades of the Middle Stone Age.