Le site acheuléen d’Errayah (Mostaganem, Algérie) dans son contexte géologique

Abdelkader DERRADJI

fr Comptes Rendus Palevol 5 (1-2) - Pages 229-235

Published on 28 February 2006

This article is a part of the thematic issue Climates - Culture - Society in prehistoric times. From the appearance of hominids to the Neolithic.

The Acheulean site of the Errayah (Mostaganem, Algeria) in its geological context

The Acheulean site of the Errayah locality has been discovered in 1996; it is a very interesting site in the prehistory of the western coastal of Algerian regions. The stratigraphy of the site consists mainly in fine sandy deposits, lying on a substratum of marl dating back from the Pliocene period. This site contains two archaeological layers with rich lithic components; the tool clusters bear witness to a technological development from the ancient Acheulean to a final Acheulean, a sign of the advent of Middle Palaeolithic.


Acheulean, Western Algerian coastal territory, Lacustrine deposits and stratigraphy

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