Tag Archives: Tabun

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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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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Wādi el ʿAmud

 This file is made available under the Creative Commons CC0 1.0 Universal Public Domain Dedication This post will show several handaxes from a late Acheulian or Acheulo-Yabroudian context from the Wadi Amud (Wādi el ʿAmud) in N-Israel and two mousterian artifacts … Continue reading

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Micoquian Bifaces

This is a Micoquian Handaxe from the famous El Beyyed-Tazazmout site in northern Mauretania, where it was collected during 1963. Micoquien Handaxes can be symmetric or slightly asymmetric. They have a massive, often only coarsely or unworked base, slightly of … Continue reading

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Razor sharp

The appearance of Levallois technology (named after a suburb of Paris where it was first described) in Africa and Europe c. 300–250 ka years ago (OIS8) is commonly used to define the Lower-to-Middle Palaleolithic and ESA/MSA boundary (as first proposed … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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