Acheulo-Yabroudian Handaxe

This is a single Handaxe, found in the 1950ies near Safed/Israel. Its shape is very similar to handaxes found within the Acheulo-Yabroudian (for example at Tabun ). This technocomplex contains three major lithic facies, mainly defined by the findings at Yabrud I in Syria (A Rust), Tabun Cave in Israel (D. Garrod) during the 1930ies and 1950ies

Usually Acheulo-Yabroudian ensembles contain thick Yabroudian scrapers and handaxes. The creators of the Yabroudian may be early modern humans, as indicated from renewed investigations of the Zuttiyeh scull (‘Galilee Man’) and from recently published data from some teeth at Qesem. Anyhow the results are somewhat inconclusive and in my view the question, who was the maker of such tools is far from being decisive answered.

Acheulo Yabroudian Handaxe from Tabun/ Israel

About Katzman

During my whole life I was fascinated by stone age artefacts. Not only the aesthetic qualities of these findings, but also the stories around them and the considerations arising from their discovery, are a part of my blog. Comments and contributions are allways welcome! About me: J.L. Katzman (Pseudonym). Born in Vienna. Left Austria in 1974 and did not regret. Studied Medicine and Prehistory at a German University. Member of a Medical Department at a German University. Copyright 2010-2017 by JLK. All Rights Reserved. You are welcome to use material in these posts so long as you cite the work.
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