|Title||The characteristics and chronology of the earliest Acheulean at Konso, Ethiopia.|
|Publication Type||Journal Article|
|Year of Publication||2013|
|Authors||Beyene, Y, Katoh, S, WoldeGabriel, G, Hart, WK, Uto, K, Sudo, M, Kondo, M, Hyodo, M, Renne, PR, Suwa, G, Asfaw, B|
|Journal||Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A|
|Date Published||2013 Jan 29|
|Keywords||acheulean, africa, Early Pleistocene, ethiopia, Konso, Lower Paleolithic|
The Acheulean technological tradition, characterized by a large (>10 cm) flake-based component, represents a significant technological advance over the Oldowan. Although stone tool assemblages attributed to the Acheulean have been reported from as early as circa 1.6-1.75 Ma, the characteristics of these earliest occurrences and comparisons with later assemblages have not been reported in detail. Here, we provide a newly established chronometric calibration for the Acheulean assemblages of the Konso Formation, southern Ethiopia, which span the time period ∼1.75 to
|Alternate Journal||Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. U.S.A.|
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