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2/23/2009 • Timeline -2.5 MYA: Paleolithic “Macrolithic” Stone core tools: flakes/ blades - 70 KYA: Upper Paleolithic Anatomically Modern Human “Esthetics” • Pigments=art Horn, bone, and shells - 20 KYA: Mesolithic “Microlithic” Population growth Wide-spectrum intensification of foraging to margins (fishing, birding, etc). Microtechnologies • Bows and arrows, as opposed to spears - 10 KYA: Neolithic Agricultural adaptations: hearths • Film: “Yanomamo: A Multidisciplinary Study” - Population covers area ranging from Southern Venezuela to Northern Brazil o Villages are separated by 1-3 days walk - Staple crop is the “cooking banana”, or plantain, which was introduced by the Colombians. o Those from the Old World have introduced other things as well, such as the machete and Malaria. - Their economy is based on hunting, gardening, and collecting o Most goods/ crops come from their own gardens Use of slash and burn technique
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This note was uploaded on 02/03/2010 for the course ANTH 263g taught by Professor Seaman during the Spring '07 term at USC.

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