Anth paper 2 - Carli Van Leishout 10495318 Anth. 130 Paper...

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Carli Van Leishout 10495318 Anth. 130 Paper 2 Stone tools were first found in Africa along the Gona river in central Ethiopia. They are dated between 2 and 3 m.y.a. This discovery is associated with an increase in the amount of meat consumed and the importance of meat in the diet. It enabled the early humans to kill and skin animals and cut the meat. They were also used to make other tools, sharpening wood or antlers for new purposes, possibly digging sticks for finding edible roots. The real importance of this development in human culture is that stone tools became a link between humans and the environment it enabled them to change their environment to suit their needs to an extent. Use of fire was first seen around 1 million years ago at Swartskrans. This is the most certain date and location; however there is evidence, though not as strong, of fire used at Koobe Fora in East Africa around 1.5 million years ago. It is thought that the fire seen in the Swartskrans was used as a defensive tool, to ward of leopards. Fire developed
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This essay was uploaded on 04/18/2008 for the course ANTH 130 taught by Professor Ackerman during the Spring '08 term at Washington State University .

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