Sangoan Culture

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Middle Palaeolithic, post‐Acheulian, stoneworking industry found in equatorial and southeastern Africa, named after the type‐site of Sango Bay on Lake Victoria, Uganda. The industry is characterized by light tools that include triangular‐sectioned picks, scrapers, and core axes. However, few in situ assemblages have been found and the industry is extremely heterogeneous. Once seen as a technological response to wooded environments in the period around 100 000 years ago, it is now seen as relating to communities exploiting dry relatively tree‐free landscapes.

Subjects: Archaeology.

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