EP Gallery: Middle Acheulian -- Olorgesailie, Olduvai Gorge, Near East, Abbevillian (c. 1.0 MYA to 500,000 BP) / j)abbevbordesf13

Comment: François Bordes' illustration intended to typify the 'Abbevillian' type. "Abbevillian handaxes from Olduvai; 1, primitive type; 2, more evolved type". However, note previous slide (h) which suggests that at least at Olorgesaillie both larger and smaller 'nosed' handaxes occur at the same site and time period.

Illustration © François Bordes. Bordes, F. (1968). The Old Stone Age. London: Weidenfeld and Nicolson: fig. 13.

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