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HW2_Sass_Chapter_1_answers - ES 3 HW 2 Sass Chapter 1...

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ES 3 HW 2 Sass Chapter 1 Questions 1. How were early stone tools made? What were their uses? Made from chipping flint and smashing obsidian. Used to butcher animals, defense, digging, cracking bones and nuts. 2. Describe the Levallois technique (check the internet for more detail). The process of producing several flint blades from a cigar-shaped flint core. The blade edges were retouched for sharpness. http://www.hf.uio.no/iakk/roger/lithic/LEV/Lev.html http://id- archserve.ucsb.edu/Anth3/Courseware/LithicTech/8_Middle_Paleolithic_Tool.html http://ccat.sas.upenn.edu/~hdibble/levtoc.htm 3. What two advances does Sass claim define the Neolithic Revolution? Discovering that grains could be cultivated; ceramics. 4. What does Sass claim is the profound advancement in the development of ceramics? Humans changed material properties for the first time, not just shape 5. Discuss Sass’s explanation of the transformation of clay to ceramic during firing. The water and hydroxyl molecules are evaporated off, losing mallable properties as
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