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5th response paper - Rohit Sreedharan Anthropology 101 11A...

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Rohit Sreedharan Anthropology 101 11A 5 th Response Paper A. Schick and Toth – Making Silent Stones Speak; Wong – The Caveman’s New Clothes The oldest stone tools can probably be dated back about one and a half to two million years ago. They were most likely used to break nuts open, much like the modern chimpanzee uses one stone as an anvil and the other as a striker. They were also used to cut meat. This ability to cut meat meant that our human ancestors could now easily devour a dead animal, or they could store it away for later purposes. This new diet opened up new doors for the cavemen as they could now hunt with weapons they made from stone and then cut and eat the meat. Another advantage of the stone tool was the ability to crack the bone to get at the marrow, which is highly nutritious. These old stone tools were very basic, and each had a different purpose. Cutting stones were sharpened at one end by striking it at a certain angle with another rock. Hammers were just round stones. This is very different from the decorated sculptures of the Upper Paleolithic period. These sculptures clearly depict woman that are wearing woven clothes. Archeologists have learned from these sculptures that as time progressed, so did the caveman’s use of animal hides. These sculptures prove how technology is always improving. B. Gamble – Archeology: The Basics
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This essay was uploaded on 04/09/2008 for the course ANTH 101 taught by Professor Stutz during the Fall '08 term at Emory.

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