Middle 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.Middle Paleolithic - the time period of Neanderthal manMiddle Paleolithic - the time period of Neanderthal man; ended about 35,000 years BC
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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Neolithic ruins, hearth places, bones, samples dating the late Middle Paleolithic were discovered at the depth of 4 meters.
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The lead author of the study and a researcher at the University of Barcelona, JoAaAaAeAeAaAaAeA o ZilhAaAaAeAeAaAaAeA o, said in the press release, "technol the Middle Paleolithic in Europe is exclusively associated with the Neanderthals."
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The reserve's Valley of Adonis, which is on the list of tentative UNESCO World Heritage Sites, was once a crossroads for ancient human civilizations, a place containing evidence of human history starting from the Middle Paleolithic period.
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The archaeological deposits of the cave date back to between about 39,000 and 100,000 years ago to the Middle Paleolithic period.
Extensive occupation of Inner Paphlagonia began in the Early Bronze Age; survey yielded very little evidence from the Paleolithic period (Lower and Middle Paleolithic), virtually no evidence of Neolithic occupation, and scant evidence from the Chalcolithic period.
Jebel Fayah has been the focus of years of excavation, yielding thousands of human tools that expose migration to the site characterised by its various cultural periods and historic phases extending from Middle Paleolithic to the 18th century A.D.
"The worship of skulls appeared in the earliest times of humanity, since there is evidence of post-mortem decapitation already among the hominids of the Lower Paleolithic...and the Middle Paleolithic."
Nery Delgado also collected in this layer a rich flint, quartz and quartzite artifact assemblage, assigned to the Middle Paleolithic, as well as to the Acheulian due to the presence of a single biface found at a depth of 5.8 meters in the corridor section of the cave.
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