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Flint flake

Museum of Human Evolution

Museum of Human Evolution

Common name: Flint flake
Technical name: Cretaceous flint flake (BP)
Dating: 1.3 million years
Site: Level TE9, Sima del Elefante, Sierra de Atapuerca, Burgos, Spain.
Description: Cretaceous flint flake retrieved next to human remains that lived in the Sierra 1.3 million years ago. These findings represent the oldest human occupation of Western Europe. The flint flake is attributed to Mode I or Olduwan technology, corresponding to the most primitive technology known.

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