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

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