Lower Palaeolithic


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Lower Palaeolithic

n
(Palaeontology) the earliest of the three sections of the Palaeolithic, beginning about 3 million years ago and ending about 70 000 bc with the emergence of Neanderthal man
adj
(Palaeontology) of or relating to this period
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That goes right back into the Lower Palaeolithic, with the cut-marks on the Bodo cranium from Ethiopia showing that our ancestors 600 000 years ago were defleshing bodies.
The findings at the Lower Palaeolithic cave site of Gran Dolina, in the Sierra de Atapuerca mountain range (Burgos), have led to major advancements in our knowledge of human evolution and occupation of Eurasia.
An early Neanderthal upper jaw fragment containing two teeth, whose owner probably lived during an interglacial period in the Lower Palaeolithic era, was found in a cave in the River Elwy valley, at the Bontnewydd Paleaolithic site, near St Asaph, Denbighshire.
White and Plunkett describe how aspiring archaeologist Nina Frances Layard discovered Lower Palaeolithic hand axes and the remains of extinct mammals in a working quarry close to her home in southeastern England; arranged permission, financing, and workers to conduct an excavation; and published her findings.
They concluded that there were no clear differences between assemblages traditionally classified as Lower Palaeolithic and those of the so-called Middle Palaeolithic.
London, January 19 (ANI): An archaeological survey in Crete has revealed evidence for the world's earliest seafaring, in the form of tools of Lower Palaeolithic type, which are at least 130,000 years old.
It may have been occupied prior to that, but the ice flows of the lower palaeolithic have removed any evidence of this.
Cases of spatial variation in the frequency of handaxes are known from the Lower Palaeolithic of the Levant (Chazan et al.
The widespread loess deposition across eastern Europe leads to the likelihood that the Lower Palaeolithic (LP) of the region is deeply buried and largely inaccessible, despite isolated finds (Ranov 1995).
The structure of this book is eclectic, with some chapters more closely related to the main topic, the Lower Palaeolithic of East Asia (Yi: Imjin Basin handaxes; Petraglia: Chronometric ages of the 'Early' Indian Acheulean; Simanjuntak: Indonesian Acheulean tools; Gao: Palaeolithic handaxes and Lower Palaeolithic of China; Buvit & Terry: Siberian Palaeolithic).
explaining that the supposedly Lower Palaeolithic eoliths on p.