Mousterian

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Mousterian

or

Levalloiso-Mousterian:

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 Mousterian industry in al-Kalamoon consisted of flint tools used for self-defense and agriculture ranging from weapons, scrapers, shovels, lathes and spear tips, in addition to pottery.
Roe 1968; Wymer 1996), of whom Clark was the first to note that all the implements appeared to relate to Burkitt's Series a and cast doubt on its Mousterian industry, remarking that such artefacts could have derived from overlying soil deposits and relate to much later Holocene activity (Clark 1938: 250).
Since there is no sign of later industries, except a few bladelets and an end-scraper, the surface collection seems to be unmixed and to represent a typical Zagros Mousterian industry.