STIC Quarry




All 150 additional tools photos’ are available on request –


Name – Abbreviation for Société de Transformation Industrielle et de Construction.

Location – The site is a quarry, located on the road between Casablanca and Azemmour (Biberson 1961).

History of Research – Biberson discovered the site in 1951, and his study was executed concomitantly with quarry work.

Excavated Area – 6 m2 were opened during the first stage. No additional data are available.

STIC stratigraphy

STIC stratigraphy

Date – In common with most other Northern African Acheulian sites, the chronology of the STIC Quarry Acheulian is vague. The climatic correlations that were previously considered to tie the different geological formations and paleo-beaches to the glacial sequence of Western Europe have been rejected by recent research. In bio-chronological terms, the fauna from STIC has been described as somewhat younger than the Ternifine fauna (Clark 1992).

Raw materials – All of the tools from STIC Quarry are made of quartzite. The blanks were detached from large flat cobbles or flat slabs.


Biberson, P.

1961    Le Paléolithique Inférieur du Maroc Atlantique 17. Service des Antiquités du Maroc, Rabat.