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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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European `influence' is implicit in Hooton's statement that north African lithic assemblages may be equated with the European Chellean and Acheulian, and it is tempting to see in the same light Le Gros Clark's statement that Rhodesian Man can be viewed as a regional variant of the Neanderthals (volume 14).