The lower pleistocene lithic assemblage from Dursunlu (Konya), Central Anatolia, Turkey

Erksin Güleç, Tim White, Steven Kuhn, Ismail Özer, Mehmet Saǧr, Hakan Yilmaz, F. Clark Howell

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Abstract

Homo erectus leaving Africa a million years ago ought to have passed through the area that is now Turkey, and the authors report a first certain sighting of human activity of this date in a lignite quarry near Konya. The remains of rhino, hippo and horse were found with 135 modified quartz implements in layers dated by palaeomagnetic reversal to between 0.78 and 0.99 million years ago.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)11-22
Number of pages12
JournalAntiquity
Volume83
Issue number319
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 2009

Keywords

  • Anatolia
  • Erectus
  • Hominins
  • Lower Palaeolithic
  • Out of Africa
  • Pliocene

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Archaeology
  • Arts and Humanities(all)

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    Güleç, E., White, T., Kuhn, S., Özer, I., Saǧr, M., Yilmaz, H., & Howell, F. C. (2009). The lower pleistocene lithic assemblage from Dursunlu (Konya), Central Anatolia, Turkey. Antiquity, 83(319), 11-22. https://doi.org/10.1017/S0003598X00098057