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Title: First evidence of an extensive acheulean large cutting tool accumulation in Europe from Porto Maior (Galicia, Spain)
Authors: Méndez Quintas, Eduardo
Santonja, Manuel
Pérez-González, Alfredo
Duval, Mathieu
Demuro, Martina
Arnold, Lee J.
Keywords: Anthropology;Archaeology
Issue Date: Feb-2018
Publisher: Nature Publishing Group
Citation: Scientific Reports, 2018, 8: 3082
Abstract: We describe a European Acheulean site characterised by an extensive accumulation of large cutting tools (LCT). This type of Lower Paleolithic assemblage, with dense LCT accumulations, has only been found on the African continent and in the Near East until now. The identification of a site with large accumulations of LCTs favours the hypothesis of an African origin for the Acheulean of Southwest Europe. The lithic tool-bearing deposits date back to 293–205 thousand years ago. Our chronological findings confirm temporal overlap between sites with clear “African” Acheulean affinities and Early Middle Paleolithic sites found elsewhere in the region. These complex technological patterns could be consistent with the potential coexistence of different human species in south-western Europe during the Middle Pleistocene.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.12136/159
ISSN: 2045-2322
DOI: 10.1038/s41598-018-21320-1
Type: Article
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