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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
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
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
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