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Unformatted text preview: Late Paleolithic Culture: Anthropology 101-001 Late Paleolithic Culture End of the Ice Age Art in Upper Paleolithic Europe Mesolithic and Archaic Adaptation Some Questions What are some of the changes that took place at the End of Ice Age? What is the role of art in the Upper Paleolithic Europe? How did the changes at the end of Ice Age change subsistence practice and social organization? Part 1. End of the Ice Age Ages and Phases Pleistocene: geological period 1,670,000 - 12,000 years ago Ice Age: environmental phase 25,000 12,000 years ago Late/Upper Paleolithic: cultural phase 30,000 -10,000 years ago End of the Ice Age Last Glacial Maximum: 18,000 BP Afterwards, average global temperatures increased about 9-14 degrees Centigrade Abrupt warming End of the PLEISTOCENE 12,000 BP: abrupt end of the Ice Age End of the Ice Age = radical changes in habitat and landscape These changes irreversibly affected the lifeways of human populations End of the Ice Age = extinction of many animal species About three-fourths of large-bodied mammal species became extinct in N America, Europe, Australia, and parts of Asia Tropical areas such as Africa were less affected Did hunting by humans cause the extinctions? ---DebatedDid hunting by humans cause the extinctions?...
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This note was uploaded on 03/24/2010 for the course ANTHRO 101 taught by Professor Osbjorn during the Fall '09 term at New Mexico.
- Fall '09