Spatial organization of hominin activities at Gesher Benot Ya'aqov, Israel.

@article{AlpersonAfil2009SpatialOO,
  title={Spatial organization of hominin activities at Gesher Benot Ya'aqov, Israel.},
  author={Nira Alperson-Afil and Gonen Sharon and Mordechai E. Kislev and Yoel Melamed and Irit Zohar and Shosh Ashkenazi and Rivka Rabinovich and Rebecca Biton and Ella Werker and Gideon Hartman and Craig S. Feibel and Naama Goren-Inbar},
  journal={Science},
  year={2009},
  volume={326 5960},
  pages={1677-80}
}
The spatial designation of discrete areas for different activities reflects formalized conceptualization of a living space. The results of spatial analyses of a Middle Pleistocene Acheulian archaeological horizon (about 750,000 years ago) at Gesher Benot Ya'aqov, Israel, indicate that hominins differentiated their activities (stone knapping, tool use, floral and faunal processing and consumption) across space. These were organized in two main areas, including multiple activities around a hearth… CONTINUE READING

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