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Gravettian Period
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• Chatelperronian
• Aurignacian
• Acheulean
 
 
Definition: Upper Paleolithic Gravettian period (28,000 to 22,000 years ago) people were humans, not Neanderthals, and they added backed blades and bevel-based bone points to the Aurignancian tool repertory.

Related Resources:

Human Origins
How humans and our primitive ancestors evolved, and evidence of how our ancestors lived their lives.

Elsewhere on the Web:

Hominid Stone tools
From Handprint, a personal web site with a lot of great information on human evolution.

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