Ch.1 Notes - Paleolithic Culture Making of tools and...

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Paleolithic Culture Making of tools and weapons o Represents beginning of culture, which proceeds from the manipulation of nature o Humankind’s earliest technology o Prehistoric ppl’s primary act of extending control over nature and problem-solving behavior o Hunting tech evolved during Ice Age, ppl were forced to either migrate or adapt Burial of dead and practice of including tools, weapons, and other personal effects in the grave are evidence of self-conscience population w/ memory and foresight o Suggest fear of dead o Life after death Cave painting o Reveal a high degree of artistic and technical sophistication o Purpose is debated o Evident tht in the ancient world, art wasn’t intended as décor or entertainment o Arts held a sacred function related to communal well-being Neolithic Culture Hunters/gatherers became farmers/food producers Sedentary life began Landmark event- transition from hunting-gathering to the agricultural-herding phase
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