Evolution

a. Afarensis 3.9 mya
a. Africanus 3-2.3 mya
a. Garhi 2.5 mya. First stone tools.
a. Rudolfensis 2.4-1.9 mya
a. Boisei 2.3-1.4 mya
a. Robustus 2-1.5 mya
a. Habalis 1.9-1.6 mya

Oldawon:-Flake chopper technology. Hard hammer percussion
Oldest site is in Ethiopia 2.6/2.5 mya
Aurignacian 45/30-28 ka All Europe
Chatelperonia 40-30 ka SW France
Levellois 40-30 ka
Gravattian 28-21 ka All of Europe
Soltrean 21-17 ka SW France and Spain
Magdelenian 17-11 ka SW France

Mousterian industry, tool culture traditionally associated with Neanderthal man in Europe, western Asia, and northern Africa during the early Fourth (Würm) Glacial Period (c. 40,000 bc). The Mousterian tool assemblage shows flaking techniques in common with the Clactonian, as well as the frequent practice in some assemblages of the Levallois flaking technique.

An Interpretation of the Ancient Egyptian Concept of Death and Dying

An Interpretation of the Ancient Egyptian Concept of Death and Dying. In order to understand the ancient Egyptian concept of death and dying, one must first understand the absolute longing and love for life the ancient Egyptians had (Brewer & Teeter 2008: 166). The latter devotion and love for life propelled the ancient Egyptian people […]

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Buried Tablets Reveal the 2,000-Year-Old Financial Dealings of Early Londoners — TIME

Archaeologists have found London’s earliest hand-written document — an ancient IOU — among waxed writing tablets buried for almost two millennia under the city’s financial center. The Museum of London Archaeology on Wednesday published the findings of research into the cursive scratchings on wooden blocks dating from the first century A.D. that were discovered during…

via Buried Tablets Reveal the 2,000-Year-Old Financial Dealings of Early Londoners — TIME