An earlier origin for the Acheulian

  title={An earlier origin for the Acheulian},
  author={C. Lepre and H. Roche and D. Kent and S. Harmand and R. Quinn and Jean-Philippe Brugal and P. Texier and A. Lenoble and C. Feibel},
  • C. Lepre, H. Roche, +6 authors C. Feibel
  • Published 2011
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Nature
  • The Acheulian is one of the first defined prehistoric techno-complexes and is characterized by shaped bifacial stone tools. It probably originated in Africa, spreading to Europe and Asia perhaps as early as ∼1 million years (Myr) ago. The origin of the Acheulian is thought to have closely coincided with major changes in human brain evolution, allowing for further technological developments. Nonetheless, the emergence of the Acheulian remains unclear because well-dated sites older than 1.4 Myr… CONTINUE READING

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