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Unformatted text preview: o Temperate vegetation provides more plant resources • Shift in diet towards greater reliance on plant foods. People become more sedentary • Reliance on plant foods = less need to move often • Shift towards managing of natural resources • Communities become larger • First (seasonal?) settlements, usually located close to water Natufian Culture • Eastern Mediterranean (Israel, Palestine, Jordan, Lebanon, Syria) • About 10,500-8,200 BC • First larger settlements (houses built of rock and mud) • Storage pits • First cemetaries Material culture • Continues form Upper Paleolithic with some changes • Microliths predominate o Made from blades to be part of composite tools...
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This note was uploaded on 04/18/2011 for the course ANTH 105 taught by Professor Tankosic during the Winter '09 term at Indiana.
- Winter '09