An amudian oddity: A giant biface from late lower palaeolithic Qesem Cave

Ran Barkai, Avi Gopher, Natalya Solodenko, Cristina Lemorini

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Abstract

The paper reports the discovery of an extraordinary flint implement - a large biface - and discusses its significance in the context of Qesem Cave in particular and the late Lower Palaeolithic Acheulo-Yabrudian Cultural Complex of the Levant in general. We contend that this unusually large biface was discarded in an unfinished and unused state, most probably due to a collapse event that took place at the cave some 280,000 years ago.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)176-186
Number of pages11
JournalTel Aviv
Volume40
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 2013

Keywords

  • Acheulo-Yabrudian cultural complex
  • Biface
  • Handaxe
  • Middle pleistocene
  • Qesem Cave

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