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Surname 1 Name Course Instructor Date Technological Development of the Paleolithic People The Paleolithic period can be described as the first subset of the Stone Age that ranged from humanity to the end ice aged period. Having fire, clothes, and storage containers for living were considered essentials for a better life in the Stone Age period, though the food was necessary as well. To gather food in that period required the Paleolithic people to hunt and gather fruits, roots, and other vegetables, which was very difficult. In their entire evolution, Paleolithic people have evolved not only in the body appearance but also the tools that they used to hunt and gather food. Initially, the most used tool at the beginning of the stone-age period is the hand ax that was used for hunting until the late stages, where a better system of hunting was introduced ( Erlandson 46). Therefore, this research will aid to understand the whole journey of technology advancement, the impact of that tool to human and environment, and various tools used ranging from Asia to America and finery to America. Generally, most tools that were used by the early man were from stones and wood. According to scientific research, Australopithecus was the first homicide to use stone tools in the period. Evidence clearly shows how the hominins intentionally selected the stone size that was used to make weapons in a manner that could serve their purpose. These tools were characterized by sharp edges that were essential for cutting. Historically in the Paleolithic stone tool industry, Oldowan tools were the first to be established in about 2.8 million years ago ( Foley and Marta 30). Choppers, burins, and stitching awls were among the tools under this category. These tools
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Surname 2 were later replaced in about 1.9 million years ago by Acheulean industry and later the Aterian industry. In each stage of advancement, each industry could make advanced tools that were more efficient than before to serve the purpose better. How early tool impacted the early man and his relationship with the environment Historically, early humans and their technological advancement had various impacts on the environment. In the entire evolution period, early man was using tools made of chopped wood and stones as well. As hunting became tedious and stiff, the man introduced fire that could make better tools for hunting as well as a hunting method. When the first hominines established the use of stone tools, the behavioral element of the man changed, and the landscape started due to massive quarrying. These hominines were involving themselves with various activities such as moving and breaking of boulders to ensure the cores are reduced to final products. To better understand the impact of the early man on the environment, let's look at Central Sahara as an example. The surface of this desert is comprehensively made of lithics that are established to explore the extent of the impact.
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