Acheulian


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Acheulian

(əsho͞o`lēən): see Paleolithic periodPaleolithic period
or Old Stone Age,
the earliest period of human development and the longest phase of mankind's history. It is approximately coextensive with the Pleistocene geologic epoch, beginning about 2 million years ago and ending in various places between
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The site has yielded many artefacts with Lower Palaeolithic Acheulian cultures at the base of a thick stratified sequence, and overlying MP horizons.
Homo erectus, a possible direct ancestor of modern humans, made Acheulian tools and perhaps Oldowan ones as well at Kokiselei, his team suggests.
Luque, "Woodworking Activities by Early Humans: A Plant Residue Analysis on Acheulian Stone Tools from Peninj (Tanzania)," Journal of Human Evolution 40 (2001): 289-99.
My view is that such changes only occurred after 300 000 years ago and are detected by changes in both human anatomy and the archaeological record: the transition from the Acheulian to Middle Stone Age/Mousterian technologies.
27) The gorilla carries an Acheulian biface or coup de poing, a stone tool now associated with the early hominid Homo erectus.
2006): The Lower Acheulian site of Ambrona, Soria (Spain): ages derived from a combined ESR/U-series model.
We know he was here because he left us what the dry-as-bones textbooks call ``a characteristic specimen of a Middle Acheulian hand axe''.
Hundreds of thousands of years, for instance, separated the transition from Oldowan to Acheulian stone techniques; the technical explosion of the Aurignacian period probably escaped its actors because of the very fact of the relative slowness of its pace.
2006a): "The Lower Acheulian site of Ambrona, Soria, (Spain): ages derived from a combined ESR/U-series model", Journal of Archaeological Science, 33, pp.
Avi Gopher of TAU's Department of Archaeology and Ancient Near Eastern Studies examined the published data, which described animal bones associated with Homo erectus at the Acheulian site of Gesher Benot Ya'aqov in Israel, they found that elephant bones made up only two to three percent the total.
Archaeologists categorize stone hand axes and related implements as Acheulian tools.