Madrasian culture is a prehistoric archaeological culture of
India, dated to the Lower Paleolithic, the earliest subdivision of the
Stone Age. It belongs to the Acheulian industry, and some
scholars consider the distinction between the Madrasian and the
broader, regional Acheulian tradition defunct.
The culture is characterized by bifacial handaxes and cleavers, but
also includes flake tools, microliths and other chopping tools. Most
were made from quartzite.
The Madrasian was named for its type site of Attirampakkam, near to
the city of Madras (now known as Chennai), discovered by British
archaeologist and geologist
Robert Bruce Foote
South Asian Stone Age
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