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Unformatted text preview: 19:11- October 21, 2009- Notes-- Pleistocene-Holocene Transition- Holocene: after 12,000 bp- Transition is slow but striking in many regions- Bolling-Allerod Interstadial (15-13,000 bp) • Rise in global temperatures and sea levels.- Younger Dryan (13-11,500 bp) • Period of cooling and drop in sea levels- Low amounts of transformations in technologies- More architecture and larger communities.- Humans tend to flourish because the living conditions become better.- Environmant/Ecology • Glaciers melt and boreal forest grow • Warmer temps • Sea levels rise • Extinction of megafauna- Human Development • Migrations into many new ecozones/ecotones • Rise in human populations • Trand towards decreased mobility • Increase in residential and regional stability within reduced territories- The Mesolithic • Period of human history beginning towards the end of the Pleistocene (c. 12,000 bp or 10,000 BC) and ending with the beginning of agriculture (variable regional timing) •...
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This note was uploaded on 04/18/2011 for the course ANTH 103 taught by Professor Andrewmartindale during the Fall '09 term at BC.
- Fall '09