The Lower to Middle Palaeolithic Transition in Northwestern Europe



The Lower to Middle Palaeolithic Transition in Northwestern Europe

Evidence from Kesselt-Op de Schans
Ann Van Baelen




A well-preserved early Middle Palaeolithic site set against a wider northwestern European context
The shift from Lower to Middle Palaeolithic in northwestern Europe (dated to around 300,000–250,000 years ago) remains poorly understood and underexplored compared to more recent archaeological transitions. During this period, stone tool technologies underwent significant changes but the limited number of known sites and the general low spatio-temporal resolution of the archaeological record in many cases has impeded detailed behavioural inferences.

Brickyard-quarrying activities at Kesselt-Op de Schans (Limburg, Belgium) led to the discovery and excavation of a well-preserved early Middle Palaeolithic level buried beneath a 10 m thick loess-palaeosol sequence. The present volume offers a comprehensive report on the site, dated to around 280,000 years ago, set against a wider northwestern European context. An in-depth study of the lithic assemblage, including an extensive refitting analysis, provides detailed information on the technological behaviour of prehistoric hominins in the Meuse basin during this crucial time period.

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Contributors: Jozef J. Hus (Royal Meteorological Institute of Belgium), Frank Lehmkuhl (RWTH Aachen University), Erik P.M. Meijs (ArcheoGeoLab), Philipp Schulte (RWTH Aachen University), Ann Van Baelen (KU Leuven and University of Cambridge), Philip Van Peer (KU Leuven), Joerg Zens (RWTH Aachen University)

Titre The Lower to Middle Palaeolithic Transition in Northwestern Europe
Sous-titre Evidence from Kesselt-Op de Schans
Édition Première édition
Auteur Ann Van Baelen
Langue anglais
Éditeur Leuven University Press
BISAC Classifications thématiques SOC003000 SOCIAL SCIENCE / Archaeology
BIC Classifications thématiques HDDA Prehistoric archaeology
Dewey (abrégé) 900 History
Public visé 06 Professionnel et académique
CLIL (Version 2013 ) 3080 SCIENCES HUMAINES ET SOCIALES, LETTRES
Date de première publication du titre 04 avril 2018
Subject Scheme Identifier Code      93 Thema subject category: J
ONIX Adult Audience Rating      02 Avertissement de contenu
Support Livre broché
Nb de pages 244 p.
ISBN-10 94-6270-098-2
ISBN-13 978-94-6270-098-7
GTIN13 (EAN13) 9789462700987
Référence 121250-83
Date de publication 04 avril 2018
Contenu du produit Text (eye-readable)
Nombre de pages de contenu principal 244
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Format 20,7 x 29,6 x 1,5 cm
Poids 785 gr
Prix 59,50 €
 
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