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Title: The Late Acheulean of the Mieso Valley (Central-East Ethiopia)
Authors: Torre, Ignacio de la
Benito-Calvo, Alfonso
Mora Torcal, Rafael
Issue Date: 2019
Publisher: European Association of Archaeologists
Citation: 25th Annual Meeting of the European Association of Archaeologists, 2019, p. 453
Abstract: The Mieso valley contains Middle and Upper Pleistocene deposits that were reported for the first time in recent years (Benito- Calvo et al, 2014; de la Torre et al, 2014). The Middle Pleistocene sequence has yielded several Acheulean occurrences that show significant inter-assemblage variability, including areas of handaxe production where conjoining sets are abundant, and sites where handaxes appear fully formatted and possibly used on-site. 40Ar/39Ar dates of the Middle Pleistocene sequence indicate an age younger than 212 ka for unequivocally-Acheulean sites which, if confirmed, would indicate persistence of this technology in the Rift Valley in a time span where the Middle Stone Age prevailed in nearby archaeological regions. This presentation will discuss the structure of the archaeological record in the Mieso Acheulean and contextualise it within the chrono-stratigraphic sequence of the East African Middle Pleistocene.
Description: Ponencia presentada en: 25th Annual Meeting of the European Association of Archaeologists, 4-7 de septiembre 2019, Bern
ISBN: 978-80-907270-6-9
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