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ANTH sept 10 class notes - Friday September 10 Neandertal...

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Friday September 10 Neandertal behavior includes: Top-level carnivores, perhaps eating only meat or primarily meat – evidence in hunting, tool use, and isotope levels in bones. Effective hunters: mammoths, bear, reindeer, bison, horses, wooly rhinos, etc. Coordinated hunting/animal drives. Controlled use of fire Distinct tool kits: Mousterian and flake tools. Mousterian tools were a class of tools with specialized purposes. Bone tools include awls and pins. Wear on bones and stone tools shows cutting and scraping of animal hides, which indicates clothing and shelter. There is evidence of cave burials from flower pollen, animal bones, and red powder. This shows an increasing use of rituals for the dead. Anatomically Modern Humans (AMH) Our times overlap: 130,000 b. p. to present. Originated in Africa and went basically everywhere in the world. There are distinct biological and behavioral traits from earlier forms like the Neandertal, for example. Biological traits:
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This note was uploaded on 03/25/2011 for the course ANTH 1102 taught by Professor Gonzalez during the Fall '08 term at University of Georgia Athens.

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ANTH sept 10 class notes - Friday September 10 Neandertal...

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