All posts tagged with Acheulean

Handaxes trailing up the coastline

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In The Conversation this week, archaeologist Amanuel Beyin and his colleagues Ahmed Hamid Nassr and Parth Chauhan describe their work surveying the Red Sea c...

Notable: Acheulean in the deserts of Arabia

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Notable paper: Shipton, Ceri, Ash Parton, Paul Breeze, Richard Jennings, Huw S. Groucutt, Tom S. White, Nicholas Drake, Remy Crassard, Abdullah Alsharekh, an...

Digging deeper into the earliest Acheulean

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I’ve been ranting on Twitter all day about the new paper on the “earliest Acheulean” by Christopher Lepre and colleagues Lepre:Acheulean:2011, published in N...

Older and younger Acheulean in India

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Shanti Pappu and colleagues Pappu:2011 report on date estimates resulting from new excavations at the old site of Attarampakkam, India. The news element is t...

Handaxe beat

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Julien Riel-Salvatore wrote recently about several handaxe stories, including the giant ones from paleo-Lake Makgadikgadi.

The spotty Acheulean

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Scott and Gibert report in today’s Nature on the “oldest handaxes” in Europe:

Shell instead of stone

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Discovery News has a short article about Australian archaeologist Katherine Szabo’s analyses of tools made of shell instead of stone in Late Pleistocene cont...

Knapping a handaxe

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Science magazine’s “Origins” blog is running a little feature by archaeology student Steven Goldstein on how to knap a handaxe.

Early Malaysian axes

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I know nothing beyond the short press accounts about the 1.83-million-year-old “stone axes” from Malaysia.