Early Pleistocene

The Early Pleistocene spans the time from around 2.6 million years ago until around 773,000 years ago.  This was a critical period in the biological evolution of our species, and saw the gradual development of stone tool technologies.

Handaxe, Algeria

Acheulean Handaxe

Handaxe, Broom, England

Acheulean Handaxe

Handaxe, Swanscombe

Acheulean Handaxe

Handaxe with shell fossil

Acheulean Handaxe

Handaxe on a flake

Acheulean Handaxe

Handaxe St Acheul

Acheulean Handaxe

Core, Tanzania

Oldowan Core

Spheroid, Olduvai Gorge

Spheroid