Large cutting tool variation West and East of the Movius Line

Petraglia, Michael D. and Shipton, Ceri (2008) Large cutting tool variation West and East of the Movius Line. Journal of Human Evolution, 55 6: 952-966. doi:10.1016/j.jhevol.2007.11.007

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Author Petraglia, Michael D.
Shipton, Ceri
Title Large cutting tool variation West and East of the Movius Line
Journal name Journal of Human Evolution   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0047-2484
Publication date 2008-12-01
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1016/j.jhevol.2007.11.007
Open Access Status Not yet assessed
Volume 55
Issue 6
Start page 952
End page 966
Total pages 15
Place of publication Kent, United Kingdom
Publisher Academic Press
Language eng
Formatted abstract
Norton et al. (2006) compared "handaxes" from Korea and two basins with Acheulean assemblages (Olorgesailie, Kenya and Hunsgi-Baichbal, India). The authors found significant morphological variance between Eastern and Western handaxes, leading them to conclude that East Asian tool forms were not morphologically similar to typical Acheulean implements. We test this finding using a larger array of localities, and find some metrical overlaps between handaxes and cleavers in the West and East. We indicate the role of convergence in lithic assemblage formation, but we also raise the possibility that handaxes and cleavers in the Luonan Basin (China) may represent evidence for Acheulean stone tool manufacturing methods.
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