zankaon

June 10, 2017

Acheulean vs Oldowan tool kit?

Filed under: Letters from Ionia — zankaon @ 5:40 pm

Is the former just characteristic of our species?

However Neanderthal roots probably are exceedingly deep. For example, homo sapien and homo erectus jaw bone would seem more similar than that of Neanderthal’s.

Neanderthal, based on it’s robust physique, was probably always a big game hunter; hence the usage of acheulean tools (i.e. spear points, after fire hardened points etc.). Also homo sapien, and homo erectus (eventually?), must have been in part hunters; hence use of acheulean tools. Therefore​, acheulean tools (any such findings) would not seem specific to our species.

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