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Author Alperson-Afil, Nira.

Title The Acheulian site of Gesher Benot Ya'aqov. Volume 2, Ancient flames and controlled use of fire / Nira Alperson-Afil, Naama Goren-Inbar
Published Dordrecht ; London : Springer, [2010]
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Description 1 online resource (xxviii, 120 pages) : illustrations (chiefly color), maps
Series Vertebrate paleobiology and paleoanthropology series
Vertebrate paleobiology and paleoanthropology.
Contents The Acheulian Site of Gesher Benot Ya'aqov Volume II; A Volume in the Gesher Benot Ya'aqov Subseries; Foreword; Preface; Acknowledgments; Contents; List of Tables; List of Figures; Chapter 1: Introduction; Chapter 2: Framework of Research; Chapter 3: Results; Chapter 4: Discussion and Conclusions; Appendices
Summary The manipulation of fire by early hominins was a turning point in our evolutionary history. Once 'domesticated', fire provided warmth, light and protection from predators, as well as enabling the exploitation of a new range of foods. This book presents the spatial analyses of burned and unburned flint items which provide evidence for the controlled use of fire at the 790,000-year-old Acheulian site of Gesher Benot Ya'aqov (GBY). Clusters of burned flint, interpreted as the remnants of hearths, occur throughout the entire occupational sequence of the site. The fact that fire is repetitively use
Notes Based on Alperson-Afil's thesis (Ph. D.)--Hebrew University, 2007
"A volume in the Gesher Benot Ya'aqov subseries"--Page [v]
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 107-114) and indexes
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Subject Acheulian culture -- Israel -- Gesher Benot Ya'ḳov Site.
Antiquities, Prehistoric -- Israel -- Gesher Benot Ya'ḳov Site.
Excavations (Archaeology) -- Israel -- Gesher Benot Ya'ḳov Site.
Prehistoric peoples -- Fire use -- Israel -- Gesher Benot Ya'ḳov Site.
Archaeology.
Gesher Benot Ya'ḳov Site (Israel)
Israel -- Antiquities.
Israel.
Form Electronic book
Author Goren-Inbar, N.
ISBN 9048137659
9789048137657
Other Titles Ancient flames and controlled use of fire