The Acheulean is a technological tradition characterized by an incredibly long history in the human cultural record across unprecedented geographical spans. The Acheulean uniquely includes the first appearance of the bifacial tool known as the handaxe.
Scientists have unearthed more than 350 ancient tools in Konso, Ethiopia that were used by humans' ancient ancestors. The tools, which span roughly 1 million years of evolution, show a gradual progression to more refined shaping.
grattoir Laugerie Haute This Solutrean double-ended scraper made from a blade is from Laugerie Haute. The scars of two previously removed blades can be seen on one side and the smooth surface of the detachment flake can be seen on the other. Single and double ended scrapers are one of the most common tool forms that have been found on sites around the world. This scraper is made of a very high quality semi-translucent grey ch