Dictionary of Human Evolution and Biology

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Boxgrove

Archaeological site found in 1983 near Sussex, southern England, dated to 500-400 kya, containing Acheulean artifacts and hominid remains including a tibia (Boxgrove 1) assigned to the earlier archaic Homo sapiens group. Also at the site are the bones of rhinoceros, elephant, and horse, several of which exhibit cut marks that have been interpreted as indicative of hominid defleshing behavior. A notable refitting study from several thousand flakes yielded a large flint nodule from which a hand-ax had been fashioned.