Blade Technology in the Egyptian-Nile Valley: Some New Evidence

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Science  07 May 1982:
Vol. 216, Issue 4546, pp. 626-628
DOI: 10.1126/science.216.4546.626


An Upper Paleolithic site with blade technology was excavated at Nazlet Khater, Egypt. Radiocarbon dates center around 31,500 years ago, indicating that the Egyptian Nile Valley was not an isolated enclave where blade technology appeared late in comparison with other eastern Mediterranean areas. This site fills a gap in the record of human history in Egypt between 40,000 and 20,000 years ago.

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