Late Middle Pleistocene Levallois stone-tool technology in southwest China

@article{Hu2018LateMP,
  title={Late Middle Pleistocene Levallois stone-tool technology in southwest China},
  author={Yue Hu and Ben Marwick and Jia-Fu Zhang and Xue Rui and Y. M. Hou and Jian-Ping Yue and Wen-Rong Chen and Weiwen Huang and Bo Li},
  journal={Nature},
  year={2018},
  volume={565},
  pages={82-85}
}
Levallois approaches are one of the best known variants of prepared-core technologies, and are an important hallmark of stone technologies developed around 300,000 years ago in Africa and west Eurasia1,2. Existing archaeological evidence suggests that the stone technology of east Asian hominins lacked a Levallois component during the late Middle Pleistocene epoch and it is not until the Late Pleistocene (around 40,000–30,000 years ago) that this technology spread into east Asia in association… 

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