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Early Upper Paleolithic of the East European Plain

    The East European Plain  is a vast interior plain extending east of the North/Central European Plain, and comprising several plateaus stretching roughly from 25 degrees longitude eastward. It includes the westernmost Volhynian-Podolian Upland, than the Central Russian Upland, … Continue reading

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A Truncated Blade of the Early Upper Paleolithic from Kebara / Israel

This is a broad blade (7×2,7×0,7 cm) with a straight, steeply retouched (around 90◦) edge aligned more or less perpendicularly to the long axis of the tool- a piece with streight truncation from the lower layers (Early Ahmarian) of Kebara cave. … Continue reading

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What’s the Nubian Levallois-core technology got to do with “out of Africa ” dispersal and Boker Tachtit?

  These are two Nubian Levallois cores from the Nil valley. On the left: a typical Nubian I-core with the characteristic protruding distal ridge, on the right a typical Nubian II core. The geographic extent for the “Nubian Complex” was initially confined to … Continue reading

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Let Us Now Praise Unknown Men and Women…….

Figure 1 shows a Middle Paleolithic / MSA point from Melka Kunture / Etiopia, which is at least 120 k.a. old. In the archaeological record of both Eastern and Southern Africa as well as in the Middle East there is immense … Continue reading

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The Story of Levallois Points

This is a perfect, razor sharp Levallois Point made from Quartzite , found in 1988 near Lenderscheid; Hesse; Germany (http://www.aggsbach.de/2010/07/middle-levallois-point-from-lenderscheid/). Within the Levallois concept, an important variability exists in the implementation of knapping operations. Production objectives can also be varied and getting … Continue reading

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A Ksar Akil Point from Kebara

  This is a Ksar Akil Point (sensu Bergman and Newcomer) from Kebara (5,5, cm long; Mt. Carmel, Israel). Ksar Akil points are simply blades pointed by retouch (Azoury 1986). Ksar Akil Points are primary known from the Ksar Akil Rock Shelter … Continue reading

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