Palaeolithic

(redirected from Lower Paleolithic)
Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.
Related to Lower Paleolithic: Middle Paleolithic, Upper Paleolithic

Palaeolithic

the period of the emergence of primitive man, from c .600,000 to 14,000 years ago. Stone tools were used, and existence was solely by hunting and gathering, with no cultivation.
Mentioned in ?
References in periodicals archive ?
Contributors include evidence from sites in such topics as the situational behavior of the British Lower Paleolithic, truncated and faceted pieces from Jerf al-Ajla, cores-on-flakes from the Levantine Mousterian, the subtleties found in truncated and faceted pieces, carinated tools and cores and their relation to mobility, lithic barbs from Portugal's Upper Paleolithic, core-tool technologies of the early Holocene and tardiglacial periods, stone assemblages of arid Australia, materials approaches in classification, behavioral causes and archeological effects of lithic recycling, alternative typologies, and the cores, tools and priorities of lithic analysis.
Washington, October 15 (ANI): New finds unearthed at Qesem Cave in Israel suggest that during the late Lower Paleolithic period, between 400,000 and 200,000 years ago, people hunted and shared meat differently than they did in later times.
The Lower Paleolithic (earlier) hunters were skilled hunters of large game animals, as were Upper Paleolithic (later) humans at this site," said UA anthropology professor Mary C.