ANTH 2303 PEOPLE OF THE EARTH

ANTH 2303 PEOPLE OF THE EARTH - Pages 66-101 Pleistocene...

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Pages 66-101 I. Pleistocene Background A. Lower Pleistocene (1.6 mya to c. 780 kya) at the beginning there was a major geomagnetic reversal of the earth’s magnetic field. Homo erectus evolved in Africa and moved out of the tropics into Asia and Europe. B. Middle Pleistocene (c. 780 kya to 128 kya) Matuyama-Brunhes boundry: the arbitrary division between the Lower and Middle Pleistocene. Constant climatic change from this point on. Both H. erectus and H. sapiens evolved during a period of constant climatic transition between warmer and colder regimens in the northern latitudes II. Homo ergaster in Africa III. The Radiation of Homo ergaster A. Fire IV. Homo erectus in Asia A. Southeast Asia B. China C. East Asian Technology V. The Settlement of of Temperate Latitudes VI. Earliest Human Settlement in Southwest Asia and Europe A. Southwest Asia B. Europe VII. Archaic Human Technology A. Hand axes and other tools B. Hand axes and the Evolution of the Modern Mind VIII. Evidence for Behavior:
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ANTH 2303 PEOPLE OF THE EARTH - Pages 66-101 Pleistocene...

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