Table list. Contributors. Preface. 1. From empty spaces to lived lives - exploring the individual in the palaeolithic "Clive Gamble and Martin Porr "2. The acheulean and the handaxe: structure and agency in the palaeolithic "Terry Hopkinson and Mark J. White "3. Transformations in dividuality:personhood and palaeoliths in the middle pleistocene "A. S. Field" 4. Seeking the palaeolithic individual in East Africa and Europe during the lower-middle pleistocene "J.A.J. Gowlett " 5. The making of the biface and the making of the individual "Martin Porr "6. Observations on the relationship between palaeolithic individuals and artefact scatters at the middle pleistocene site of Boxgrove, UK "Matt Pope and Mark Roberts "7. The natural and socio-cultural environment of homo erectus at bilzingsleben, Germany "Dietrich Mania and Ursula Mania "8. The lower palaeolithic art of hunting: the case of schoningen 13 II-4, lower saxony, Germany "Hartmut Thieme "9. Tracking hominins during the last interglacial complex in the Ehineland "D. S. Adler and N. J. Conard" 10. Bones and powerful individuals: faunal case studies from the arctic and the European middle palaeolithic "Clive Gamble and Sabine Gaudzinski "11. All in a day's work: middle pleistocene individuals, materiality and the lifespace at makapansgat, South Africa "Anthony Sinclair and John McNabb "12. Thoughts, actions, and society in the acheulean of southern India "Michael D. Petraglia, Ceri Shipton and K. Paddayya "13. Individuals among palimpsest data: fluvial landscapes in southern England "Robert Hosfield "14. Being modern in the middle stone age: individuals and innovation "C. Henshilwood & F. d'Errico" 15. Concluding remarks: context and the individual "Marcia-Anne Dobres "Bibliography.