Dictionary of Human Evolution and Biology

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Ambrona

Archaeological site found in the 1960s in central Spain, dated to 700-500 kya (Middle Pleistocene), painstakingly excavated by F. C. Howell, and that contains Acheulean artifacts which indicated that their makers preferentially used their right hands when manufacturing tools. It has been argued that this site also contains evidence for the controlled use of fire, as bones of 30-35 wooden elephants appear to have been charred. Aka Torralba and Ambrona (two distinct sites, however).

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