East African stone tools

East African stone tools

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Caption: East African stone tools of the Acheulean type including handaxes and cleavers found in deposits dating from 700,000 years ago at Olduvai Gorge, Tanzania. The period lies within the span of the hominid Homo erectus (1.6 million years to 200,000 years ago). These tools come from WK in Bed 1V at Olduvai Gorge.

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Keywords: acheulean stone tool, anthropology, artefact, artifacts, cleaver, fossil man, handaxe, hominid, hominid stone tool, hominid tool, hominids, hominin, industry, lithic artefacts, palaeoanthropology, palaeontology, paleoanthropology, paleontology, prehistoric tool, stone, stone tool, tools

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