In the valleys of the rivers Guadalimar and Guadalén in Middle Palaeolithic period, 130,000 years ago, Neanderthals lived. Its remains are carved in quartzite tools used to cut, drill and crush.

They knew how to get a cutting edge, and choose the right rock. This "know-how" is conveyed between individuals and generations. Therefore, they were able to learn, and this learning has always been key for Humanity.


  • Title: Bifacial Handaxe
  • Date Created: -180000/-40000
  • Physical Location: Archaeological Museum of Linares
  • Physical Dimensions: Length: 14.5 cm Width: 7.9 cm Thickness: 5 cm Weight: 0.56 Kg
  • Provenance: Region of Linares
  • Medium: Quartzite

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