Assignment #4-Olduvai Gorge

Assignment - 5pm Thursday Caroline Lewellyn Makenna Giardine Lucas Topolos Hunter Sapp Olduvai Gorge Through our study of the Olduvai Gorge we

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5pm Thursday Caroline Lewellyn Makenna Giardine Lucas Topolos Hunter Sapp Olduvai Gorge Through our study of the Olduvai Gorge, we found that between the Oldowan, the Ad- vanced Oldowan, and the Acheulean stone industries, two sites belonged to each category. Since the categorization of stone tools into these industries “revolve[s] around the presence or absence of bifaces” (Study Guide 4-14), we focused on the percentage of bifaces in the tool summaries of each site. The first Oldowan site, and the site we believe to be the oldest, is FLK-NN. By studying the type of tools located here, it is apparent that they lack both in quantity and variety. These tools are very premature compared to those found in the other sites; hardly any labor has been put into making them. The second Oldowan site is FLK I, which is slightly more advanced than FLK-NN, but still only contains simple tools, such as choppers and flakes. There is still an absence of bifaces or “proto-bifaces,” which keeps this site classified as Oldow-
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This note was uploaded on 08/26/2011 for the course ANTHRO 3 taught by Professor Staff during the Spring '11 term at UCSB.

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Assignment - 5pm Thursday Caroline Lewellyn Makenna Giardine Lucas Topolos Hunter Sapp Olduvai Gorge Through our study of the Olduvai Gorge we

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