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Control of Fire by Archaic Humans

The common sense suggest, that fire must have invented very early in human evolution because fire use and control offers a lot of advantages: It acts as a source of warmth, making it easier to get through cold temperatures and allowed … Continue reading

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Hand-held or Hafted?

  This is a bifacial cortical „scraper” from the MSA of Upper Egypt, made from a flat chert pebble most probably made for a hand-held use. Bifacial Tools act as blanks for different kinds of working. The tool thus acts as a … Continue reading

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Acheulo Yabroudian Handaxe from Tabun/ Israel

  This is a small (2x4x6 cm) handaxe from the Acheulo Yabroudian from the Tabun cave in the Nahal Me’arot valley, also known as the Wadi el-Mughara at Mount Carmel near Haifa, Israel. The raw material of the layer E … Continue reading

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