Anthro 2.26.08

Anthro 2.26.08 - passed from generation to generation.-When...

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Anthro 2.26.08 T. Douglas Price Archaeology: the study of past human behaviors using the material remains that survived. -how survived? -what ate? -how stay warm? Why study archaeology? -Gives knowledge about how human societies have changed over time. -Appreciate the accomplishments of our people. -To gain a sense of how archaeologists look at past. -An awareness of the “Oneness” of us all. -To avoid saying dumb things Remains of our earliest ancestors are found as small fragments of bones, teeth, and stone tools. How do we know they were human? -Bipedal -Large brained -Tool using-making tools to make tools –planning process-intent of what doing Origins of humans (bipedalism) appear to date back to 7 Million Years Ago -Tool using only 2.5 Million Years Ago Two evolution types: Biological, cultural Cultural side is what we will study -how we can adapt, survive, without using genes. Choice, non biological, learned behaviors. Technology, organization, ideas, relationships, decisions. Learned behaviors
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Unformatted text preview: passed from generation to generation.-When we moved to Europe, it was cold. Instead of biologically changing (ex. Grow more hair), we invented fire. Concept: Time: Keeps everything from happening at once-Woody Allen Geological time-Subdivisions of the history of the universe and the planet based on major geological and biological events Archaeological time-Subdivisions of the human past based on changes in culture. Paleolithic-old stone age Neolithic-new stone age The Upper Paleolithic: end of Pleistocene. Homo Sapiens Sapiens (Fully modern humans)-100-200 kya Geographic expansion (Australia and new world) 40 kya move into Europe 40 thousand years ago-fully modern humans in Australia. Creative explosion: Innovation Blade Tools, Composite tools-tools made of two or more materials, art Jewelry, and Notation-counting Sites: Dolni Vestonice-Mammoth hunters camp in chec republic Lascaux-French painted caves, Cosquer-video New tools are smaller and more specialized...
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This note was uploaded on 03/29/2008 for the course ANTHRO 100 taught by Professor Bowie during the Spring '08 term at Wisconsin.

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