Discussion and conclusions

Naama Goren-Inbar*, Nira Alperson-Afil, Gonen Sharon, Gadi Herzlinger

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This chapter summarizes the results of the analyses of the lithic assemblages of Gesher Benot Yaʻaqov and their behavioral, social, and cognitive implications. We discuss the place of these lithic assemblages within the Acheulian record and present a summary of the reduction sequences of each of the raw materials. We provide a comparative view of the reduction sequences, emphasizing typological and technological characteristics as well as issues of variability and conservatism along the cultural sequence. Finally, we present our conclusions on the behavioral patterns and cognitive abilities of the hominins that occupied the site, including issues of mobility, division of labor, group size, preferred locale, home base, and modern cognitive traits.

Original languageAmerican English
Title of host publicationVertebrate Paleobiology and Paleoanthropology
Number of pages29
StatePublished - 2018

Publication series

NameVertebrate Paleobiology and Paleoanthropology
ISSN (Print)1877-9077

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© Springer International Publishing AG 2018.


  • Cognition
  • Conservatism and variability
  • Division of labor
  • Gesher Benot Yaʻaqov
  • Group size
  • Home base
  • Mobility
  • Reduction sequences


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