Pleistocene milestones on the out-of-Africa corridor at Gesher Benot Ya'aqov, Israel

N. Goren-Inbar, C. S. Feibel, K. L. Verosub, Y. Melamed, M. E. Kislev, E. Tchernov, I. Saragusti

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Abstract

The Acheulean site of Gesher Benot Ya'aqov in the Dead Sea Rift of Israel documents hominin movements and technological development on a corridor between Africa and Eurasia. New age data place the site at 780,000 years ago (oxygen isotope stage 19), considerably older than previous estimates. The archaeological data from the site portray strong affinities with African stone tool traditions. The findings also reflect adroit technical skills and in-depth planning abilities, more advanced and complex than those of earlier archaeological occurrences in the Levant.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)944-947
Number of pages4
JournalScience
Volume289
Issue number5481
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 11 2000
Externally publishedYes

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