This proves that in Acheulean times this valley was already deepened to the same degree as it is to-day.
It is only in late Acheulean times that human burial rites or interments begin and that skeletal remains are found.
The 'loess' conditions of climate seem to be coincident with the earliest Acheulean stations in Germany, such as Sablon.
Only in rare instances, as at Castillo, were the Acheulean hearths brought within the entrance line of the grotto.
At the very same time the Acheulean flint workers along the Somme may have enjoyed a more genial climate.
These deposits are believed to correspond with the period of Chellean and early Acheulean industry.
The successive stages of the Mousterian industry have not as yet been so clearly defined as those of the Acheulean (Schmidt).
The Chellean and the following Acheulean industry was carried on here on a very extensive scale.
Thus far the region of the middle Rhine and of Westphalia has not shown any evidence of Acheulean culture.
Here lingered the straight-tusked elephant and Merck's rhinoceros, contemporary with the workers of the Acheulean flints.
|Acheulian also Acheulean |
Relating to a stage of tool culture of the Lower Paleolithic Period, dating from around 1.5 million to 150,000 years ago, characterized especially by flaked bifacial hand axes, cleavers, and other core tools. The earliest Acheulian tools have been found at African sites associated with Homo erectus fossils. Later examples have been found at numerous sites in the Middle East, Europe, and western and southern Asia.