The Emergence of the Acheulean in East Africa and Beyond
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This edited volume presents current archaeological research and data from the major early Acheulean sites in East Africa, and addresses three main areas of focus; 1) the tempo and mode of technological changes that led to the emergence of the Acheulean in East Africa; 2) new approaches to lithic collections, including lithic technology analyses; and 3) the debated coexistence of the Developed Oldowan and the early Acheulean. The chapters are the proceedings from the workshop titled "The Emergence of the Acheulean in East Africa", held at University of Rome "La Sapienza" on September 12-13,…mehr

Produktbeschreibung
This edited volume presents current archaeological research and data from the major early Acheulean sites in East Africa, and addresses three main areas of focus; 1) the tempo and mode of technological changes that led to the emergence of the Acheulean in East Africa; 2) new approaches to lithic collections, including lithic technology analyses; and 3) the debated coexistence of the Developed Oldowan and the early Acheulean. The chapters are the proceedings from the workshop titled "The Emergence of the Acheulean in East Africa", held at University of Rome "La Sapienza" on September 12-13, 2013. The aim of the workshop was to bring together researchers currently working in this field in East Africa, in order to define the characteristics and the evolution of the early Acheulean. The volume was expanded with some chapters on the preceding Oldowan, on the African fauna and on paleovegetation, on the Acheulean in Asia and, eventually, on the Acheulean in Europe.
The book is addressed to the scientific community, and will be of interest to researchers, graduate students, archaeologists, paleontologists, and paleoanthropologists.
This volume is dedicated to the memory of Jean Chavaillon (March 25, 1925 - December 21, 2013), the leading archaeologist and Quaternary geologist who researched with unfailing enthusiasm the earliest human cultures and directed from 1965 to 1995 the French Archaeological Mission at Melka Kunture.
  • Produktdetails
  • Vertebrate Paleobiology and Paleoanthropology
  • Verlag: Springer / Springer, Berlin
  • Artikelnr. des Verlages: 978-3-319-75983-8
  • 1st ed. 2018
  • Seitenzahl: 260
  • Erscheinungstermin: 3. September 2018
  • Englisch
  • Abmessung: 285mm x 215mm x 20mm
  • Gewicht: 878g
  • ISBN-13: 9783319759838
  • ISBN-10: 3319759833
  • Artikelnr.: 50708395
Autorenporträt
Dr. Margherita Mussi is an Associate Professor at the Università di Roma La Sapienza. She is also a teaching member of the Postdoctoral Programme in Archaeology, Università di Roma LaSapienza. Her research interests include (a) The Palaeolithic peopling of Italy (mainland and islands), (b) Palaeolithic burials and art, and (c) human evolution in the Horn of Africa.
Dr. Rosalia Gallotti is a palaeolithic archaeologist primarily interested in (a) origin and evolution of the earliest hominin technical productions; and (b) development of computer assisted techniques for better documenting excavation and performing spatial analysis to analyse site formation processes. She is a researcher at the Université Bordeaux in France.
Inhaltsangabe
Chapter 1-The emergence of the Acheulean in East Africa: historical perspectives and current issues. Chapter 2-Before the Acheulean in East Africa: an overview of the Oldowan lithic assemblages. Chapter 3-Technological assets for the emergence of the Acheulean? Reflections on the Kokiselei 4 lithic assemblage and its place in the archaeological context of West Turkana, Kenya. Chapter 4-Before, during, and after the early Acheulean at Melka Kunture (Upper Awash, Ethiopia): A techno-economic comparative analysis. Chapter 5-Variability in the mountain environment at Melka Kunture archaeological site, Ethiopia, during the Early Pleistocene (~ 1.7 Ma) and the Mid-Pleistocene transition (0.9-0.6Ma). Chapter 6-The early Acheulean ~1.6-1.5 Ma from Gona, Ethiopia: Issues on the emergence of the Acheulean in Africa. Chapter 7-The East African early Acheulean of Peninj (Lake Natron, Tanzania). Chapter 8-Bifacial shaping at the TK Acheulean site (Bed II, Olduvai Gorge, Tanzania): New excavations 50 years after. Chapter 9-Faunal Change in Eastern Africa at the Oldowan - Acheulean Transition. Chapter 10-The Acheulean assemblages of Asia: a review. Chapter 11-From 800 to 500 ka in Europe: The oldest evidence of Acheuleans in their technological, chronological and geographical framework.