November 8, 2010

Video: Lower and Middle Paleolithic knapping

The video illustrates and almost makes it look easy the three classical modes of knapping prior to Upper Paleolithic (Spanish/English text but notice that the word silex should translate as flint and is not translated):


Mode 1: Oldowayan or Chopper industries, usually related with H. erectus

Mode 2: Acheulean, usually related with H. ergaster and derivates

Mode 3: Mousterian and MSA, Levallois technique, usually related with H. neanderthalensis and early H. sapiens

Found at Pileta de Prehistoria, uploaded at YouTube by historiaunlu.

1 comment:

  1. So relaxing! I watched it 10 times.

    I wouldn't be able to make these tools, except maybe the first one :)

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