Acheulean


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A·cheu·li·an

also A·cheu·le·an  (ə-sho͞o′lē-ən)
adj.
Of or relating to a stage of tool culture of the Lower Paleolithic Period between the second and third interglacial periods, characterized by flaked bifacial hand axes.

[French acheuléen, after St. Acheul, a hamlet in northern France.]

A•cheu•le•an

or A•cheu•li•an

(əˈʃu li ən)

adj.
of or designating a Lower Paleolithic toolmaking tradition characterized by large hand axes made using hammers of wood, bone, or antler rather than stone.
[1890–95; < French acheuléen=(St.) Acheul, N France, the type site]
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Acheuléen
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Evolution of the visual cortex and the emergence of symmetry in the Acheulean techno-complex.
And he shoots down the Acheulean industry, best known for teardrop-shaped stone hand axes dating to as early as 1.
Acheulean hand axes are a bit mysterious because they are pointed but often sharp all the way around their ovular form, so there is no way to hold one without cutting yourself, and yet they're not fit for the end of a spear, either.
For example the Stone Age hand-axe, the Acheulean biface, used by our ancestors 500,000 years ago, had been in use unchanged for more than a million years.
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7-million-year-old Acheulean hand axes were some of the first stone tools.
Similarly, it is a wonder to the author how Mode 2 technology, typified by the much more sophisticated Acheulean hand axe, could have been invented in Africa and would not arrive in Europe until fully a million years later (p.
Here I would like to quote from the Introduction to my book Juniper Fuse: Upper Paleolithic Imagination & the Construction of the Underworld:</p> <pre> In the late 1970s, Alexander Marshack showed Caryl and me a photo of an incised ox rib from an Acheulean dig near Bordeaux.
For example, the Acheulean hand axe tradition lasted for more than one million years in Africa, Asia, and Europe.
2009) any more than assigning both the Oldowan and Acheulean industries to the Lower Palaeolithic denies that they are different.
That may be a stretch, they conceded, but the tools resemble artifacts from the stone technology known as Acheulean, which originated with prehuman populations in Africa.
heidelbergensis, utilizing Acheulean technology, appear in Europe and rapidly colonize regions north of the Alps and Pyrenees.