Invest objectives

  1. To synthesise data on responses to seasonal changes in resource quality and/or availability in chimpanzees and modern human hunter-gatherers, and their relationship to technological investment
  1. To identify palaeoecological features that facilitate estimation of the seasonality of occupation at Early Stone Age sites
  1. To evaluate the utility of experimental flakes struck from “Large Cutting Tools” representative of the Early Acheulean compared with those struck from cores representative of the Oldowan
  1. To compare the utility of flakes found in Early Acheulean archaeological assemblages to those found in Oldowan assemblages
  1. To identify if any existing “Developed Oldowan” and Early Acheulean assemblages can be assigned to a season, and whether seasonality influenced technological investment