Early Pleistocene (Other Keyword)

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Geochemical and physical characterization of lithic raw materials in the Olduvai Basin, Tanzania (2015)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Curran Fitzgerald. Charles Egeland. Ryan Byerly. Cynthia Fadem. Audax Mabulla.

The study of raw materials has traditionally been deeply embedded in analyses of the Early Stone Age, and the impact of source rock characteristics on early human ranging behavior and technological variation is now widely acknowledged. Olduvai Gorge, Tanzania, apart from being one of the most well-known paleoanthropological sites in the world, is also home to a great diversity of potential sources for the production of stone tools. While the lithology and mineralogy of these sources have been...

New Data from Old Stones: A Technological Pilot Study of Lithics from Kokiselei 6 (1.8 mya) in West Turkana, Kenya (2015)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Hilary Duke. Sonia Harmand-Lewis.

Behavioral variability is a cornerstone characteristic of Homo sapiens that evolved among earlier hominins. Archaeological lithic evidence records changes in hominin behavior and knowledge systems over time. Major changes are evident among lithic assemblages ~1.76 mya in Africa, with the emergence of large, bifacial, core tools (e.g., handaxes). This technology shows marked change from earlier assemblages, conforming to different reduction strategies. The behavioral and cognitive implications of...