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Handaxe types, colonization waves, and social norms in the British Acheulean

Shipton, Ceri; White, Mark


The handaxes of north-western Europe are some of the most varied in the Acheulean world, with the meanings of that variation debated since the late nineteenth century. To reassess handaxe form in this region, we performed a 3D morphometric analysis of 150 handaxes from five British Acheulean assemblages: Boxgrove, High Lodge, Hitchin, Swanscombe Middle Gravels, and Broom. Regression analyses indicate the importance of the effects of allometry and the assemblage to which the handaxe belongs on...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2020-04-24
Type: Journal article
Source: Journal of Archaeological Science: Reports
DOI: 10.1016/j.jasrep.2020.102352
Access Rights: Open Access


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