Middle Paleolithic is a designation for ancient technologies found in Eurasia. Middle Paleolithic industries are generally based on Levallois stone reduction methods. Large cutting tools like handaxes are rare in Middle Paleolithic assemblages, while points—often hafted onto spears—are common. African assemblages with similar characteristics are generally known as Middle Stone Age, although the two terms are not precisely equivalent.
In the Gran Dolina cave site, ancient people left a bone bed of bison killed in two seasons and butchered at the site with expedient tools.
With deep experience in the hunt, Neandertals could anticipate the behavior of many of the most dangerous prey animals.
Interpreting the record of prey exploitation at a rock shelter site over thousands of years provides a window into past economics.
Examining work by Ludovic Slimak and coworkers on the Byzovaya site, with Mousterian artifacts near the Arctic Circle in Russia.
A bone from a historic excavation in Afghanistan raises the topic of genetic reanalysis of fragmentary fossils.