Lecture Notes - Upper Paleolithic

Lecture Notes - Upper Paleolithic - 1 Long-fuse hypothesis...

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Making of the Modern World 1: Prehistory and the Birth of Civilization Professor Scott L. Vandehey Fall 2008, Track D “Upper Paleolithic” Oct. 12 th , 2008 Questions of the day: 0. What makes Homo sapiens special? 1. What happened 50,000 years ago that distinguishes us from other Homo species, and even from prior Homo sapiens? 2. What happened to the other Homo species? 3. Are we still evolving? The Upper Paleolithic 0. Homo sapiens begin to spread out of Africa 1. Approx. 40-50,000 years ago 2. 2 waves 0. Southern Asia and East Indies 1. Central Asia and into Siberia and Europe The Upper Paleolithic 3. New technologies 4. Massive expression through art and symbolic representations 5. Something new was going on Why the New Style of Thinking? 0. 2 schools of thought
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Unformatted text preview: 1. Long-fuse hypothesis 0. Very slow process 1. Cultural explanation 2. Learned to think in new ways 2. Short-fuse hypothesis 3. Very quick process 4. Genetic explanation 5. Acquisition of genes that allowed brains to work in new ways We are the Champions 6. H. sapiens spread 7. Other H. species die out 2. H. erectus 3. H. neanderthalensis 8. Warfare? 9. Competition for resources? 10. Interbreeding? Are we still evolving? 3. What prompts evolutionary change? 6. Environmental stress 7. Population isolation 4. How does evolution work? 8. Natural Selection 9. Adaptation 10. Time 5. Modern Humans and Natural Selection 6. Modern Humans and Adaptation 11. Biological 12. Cultural...
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