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THE LATE UPPER PALEOLITHIC THIS INTERVAL IS MORE OR LESS EQUIVALENT TO THE LAST GREAT COLD PHASE OF THE PLEISTOCENE, FROM ROUGHLY 75,000 YEARS AGO TO ABOUT 10,000 YEARS AGO. ANATOMICALLY MODERN HUMANS EMERGED ROUGHLY 130,000 – 150,000 YEARS AGO. ALL THE EARLIEST SKELETAL EXAMPLES COME FROM AFRICA. IT PRESUMABLY WAS SOME SET OF THESE AFRICAN PEOPLE WHO EXPANED INTO OTHER PARTS OF THE WORLD AND REPLACED HOMO ERECTUS AND ARCHAIC HOMININS. GEOGRAPHICAL SPREAD OF MODERN HUMANS • HUMANS PROBABLY SPREAD THROUGHOUT THE WARMER, TEMPERATE AND TROPICAL PARTS OF THE OLD WORLD BY AT LEAST 50,000-60,000 YEARS AGO. THEY REACHED AUSTRALIA BY ABOUT THAT TIME, IF NOT EARLIER. THEY HAD ALSO COLONIZED MOST OR ALL OF THE NEW WORLD BEFORE 13,500 YEARS AGO. • COLDEST PARTS OF OLD WORLD SUCH AS EUROPE AND NORTHERN ASIA WERE PROBABLY NOT COLONIZED UNTIL AFTER ABOUT 40-50,000 YEARS AGO.
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Creative Explosion (Cultural/behavioral, Demographic, Spatial) 1) Extensive use of stone tools in the form of blades; 2) Wide variety of new kinds of tools made from bone, antler, ivory, and wood. 3) Rapid emergence of new kinds of tools and weapons such as skin or fur clothing, harpoons, spear throwers, ropes, nets, torches, lamps, bow and arrow. 4) Much more functionally varied and regionally specialized tool kits, and clear emegence of stylistic variation. 5) Evidence of well-developed human settlements, including base camps or semi-permanent communities. 6) Emergence of sophisticated shelters. 7) Decorative art.
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