Iegelpoel, NL, Micro-Acheulian, c. 200-500,000 BP (?) / m)polyport

Comment: Same artifact as in previous slide; turning object reveals a 'portrait' or 'mask' in profile with chip removed for eye and another chip removed for mouth. Size 2.2 cm. Profile heads and masks, sometimes in polymorphic sculptures, are typical of the European Chopper-Choppingtool Complex (CCC)Symbolizing Tradition, especially in its Heidelbergian component, c. 200,000 BP. This suggests that these Iegelpoel artifacts are from a tradition that combined thematic stylizations from both the Acheulian 'Handaxe Sculpture' Symbolizing Tradition and the CCC Symbolizing Tradition.

Photo © James Harrod. Collection James Harrod; discovered and identified by Jan Evert Musch.

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