Lower Paleolithic


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Pa•le•o•lith•ic

(ˌpeɪ li əˈlɪθ ɪk; esp. Brit. ˌpæl i-)

adj.
(sometimes l.c.) of, designating, or characteristic of the early phase of the Stone Age: usu. divided into three periods (Lower Paleolithic, c2,000,000–c200,000 b.c., Middle Paleolithic, c150,000–c40,000 b.c., Upper Paleolithic, c40,000–c10,000 b.c.).
[1860–65]
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Noun1.Lower Paleolithic - the oldest part of the Paleolithic Age with the emergence of the hand ax; ended about 120,000 years ago
Palaeolithic, Paleolithic, Paleolithic Age - second part of the Stone Age beginning about 750,00 to 500,000 years BC and lasting until the end of the last ice age about 8,500 years BC
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Luminescence and ESR age determinations of the Lower Paleolithic site Evron Quarry, Israel.
Chen Shen and his team discovered several Achechulian lithic artifacts, or stone tools, typically associated with African and European hominids of the Lower Paleolithic age.
Now, researchers at Tel Aviv University have uncovered evidence which reveals that "modern" blade production was also an element of Amudian industry during the late Lower Paleolithic period, 200,000-400,000 years ago as part of the Acheulo-Yabrudian cultural complex, a geographically limited group of hominins who lived in modern-day Israel, Lebanon, Syria and Jordan.
The Lower Paleolithic [earlier] hunters were skilled hunters of large game animals, as were Upper Paleolithic [later] humans at this site," says Mary C.
US) present papers studying long-term behavioral patterns in hunter-gatherer societies from the Lower Paleolithic to the present.
Thus, Copeland suggests that Lower Paleolithic sites perhaps ought to be classified by chronology and not by the traditional "coarseness" of the assemblage.
Laboratory head Toshiaki Kamada said the find was unearthed Tuesday in a stratum 30 centimeters lower than the spot where three Lower Paleolithic tools were found 3 meters below a layer dating back 600,000 years in late October.
The Lower Paleolithic small tool industry in Eurasia: migration or convergent evolution?
The cave, which is believed to have originally been created by the action of acidic water on the limestone rock over 200,000 years ago, allowed the local inhabitants of the late Lower Paleolithic period to start up their massive tool production, before closing again and sealing in the secrets until construction work started recently on a highway widening project.
Contributors include evidence from sites in such topics as the situational behavior of the British Lower Paleolithic, truncated and faceted pieces from Jerf al-Ajla, cores-on-flakes from the Levantine Mousterian, the subtleties found in truncated and faceted pieces, carinated tools and cores and their relation to mobility, lithic barbs from Portugal's Upper Paleolithic, core-tool technologies of the early Holocene and tardiglacial periods, stone assemblages of arid Australia, materials approaches in classification, behavioral causes and archeological effects of lithic recycling, alternative typologies, and the cores, tools and priorities of lithic analysis.