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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The book commences with a two-page 'Timeline of Sindhi History' that begins from the Lower Palaeolithic period - otherwise known as the Early Stone Age which spanned from 2,500,000 BCE to 50,000 BCE - and ends with the dissolution of the One Unit geopolitical programme in 1970, when Sindh regained its status as a province.
The site has yielded many artefacts with Lower Palaeolithic Acheulian cultures at the base of a thick stratified sequence, and overlying MP horizons.
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.
Anatoly Molodkov; (2001): ESR dating evidence for early man at a Lower Palaeolithic cave-site in the Northern Caucasus as derived from terrestrial mollusc shells; Quaternary Science Reviews 20: 1051-1055
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.
Excavations at the Lower Palaeolithic Site at East Farm, Barnham, Suffolk 1989-94.