Site fragmentation, hominin mobility and LCT variability reflected in the early Acheulean record of the Okote Member, at Koobi Fora, Kenya
作者: Darya PresnyakovaDavid R. BraunNicholas J. ConardCraig FeibelJohn W.K. HarrisCornel M. PopStefan SchlagerWill Archer
作者单位: 1Department of Early Prehistory and Quaternary Ecology, University of Tübingen, Schloss Hohentübingen, 72070 Tübingen, Germany
2Center for the Advanced Study of Hominid Paleobiology, George Washington University, Washington, DC 20052, USA
3Department of Anthropology, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ 08901-1414, USA
4Department of Human Evolution, Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology, 04103 Leipzig, Germany
5Biological Anthropology, Faculty of Medicine, Albert-Ludwigs-University, 79098 Freiburg, Germany
6Department of Archaeology, University of Cape Town, 7700, South Africa
刊名: Journal of Human Evolution, 2018
来源数据库: Elsevier Journal
DOI: 10.1016/j.jhevol.2018.07.008
关键词: Hominin behaviourEarly AcheuleanLarge cutting toolsLandscape scale variationGeometric morphometricsLithic analysis
英文摘要: Abstract(#br)From its initial appearance at ∼1.7 Ma, the Acheulean was prevalent through a vast chronological span of hominin behavioural evolution that lasted nearly 1.5 million years. The origins and production patterns of large bifacial cutting tools (‘LCTs’) – the marker of the Acheulean techno-complex – and the systematic changes in this behaviour through time are gaining increasing interest in paleoanthropology. Here we provide a synthesis of early Acheulean LCT variation in a landscape context by analysing assemblages from four different quasi-contemporaneous (∼1.4 Ma) sites from the Koobi Fora Formation. We characterize this variation using both 3D geometric morphometric and descriptive approaches. The expansive lateral exposures of fluvial and lacustrine sediments, as well as the...
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  • variability 变异性
  • record 唱片
  • reflected 反射
  • mobility 活动性
  • fragmentation 破碎
  • early