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Title: The coexistence of acheulean and Ancient Middle Palaeolithic techno-complexes in the Middle Pleistocene of the Iberian Peninsula
Authors: Santonja, Manuel
Pérez-González, Alfredo
Panera Gallego, Joaquín
Rubio Jara, Susana
Méndez Quintas, Eduardo
Keywords: Iberian Peninsula;Acheulean;Middle Palaeolithic;Middle Pleistocene
Issue Date: Aug-2016
Publisher: Elsevier
Citation: Quaternary International, 2016, 411, Part B, 367-377
Abstract: Two clearly differentiated techno-complexes can be recognised in the Iberian Peninsula during the second half of the Middle Pleistocene: the Acheulean and the Middle Palaeolithic. In this paper we present the current state of research on both technological entities, and propose that they represent two different industrial traditions. The Acheulean, a techno-complex that originated and developed in Africa, is considered to have reached Western Europe via Gibraltar, and developed only to a limited extent. In contrast, relict populations with a different technological tradition would have been present on the European continent since the late Early Pleistocene and developed a technological tradition was based on the development of chaînes operatoire of débitage. From MIS 10 on these industries had reached a high degree of complexity and diversity.
ISSN: 1040-6182
DOI: 10.1016/j.quaint.2015.04.056
Type: Article
Appears in Collections:Arqueología
Geocronología y Geología

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