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Research project: Lower Palaeolithic Lesvos

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This project is exploring the character of Lower Palaeolithic/Earlier Stone Age occupation of Greece's first major Lower Palaeolithic site.

Large numbers of cleavers and handaxes, have been found on the surface through field walking. Our preliminary excavations suggest a possible buried fluvial channel network leading into the larger bay on the island. Given the potential for a ‘dry' northern Aegean in the Earlier and Middle Pleistocene the site may have a significant role to play in exploring new and previously unrecognised routes for hominin migration into Europe.

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