toolkits - 300 kya, Middle Paleolithic Increased precision...

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Tool Kits over time: Oldowan stone tools Homo habilis, 2.5-1.5 mya Process involves taking a hammer stone, and hitting with the core stone, so that flakes are removed resulting in a functional tool. Chopper tool-removal of some flakes creates a chopper with one sharpened end. Discoid tool-flakes are removed from the entire perimeter of the stone Use of tools shows: § Reduced jaws—easier to consume meat § Enlarged brain—ability to make the tools § Increased carnivory –more meat to consume using tools Information, top picture: (Neill 2011) Source: “The Oldowan”
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1.5 m–200kya Bifacially flaked hand axes More advanced than Oldowwon, proucded from a larger variety of raw materials and made into a greater range of tool types. Hand axe to cut, scrape, etc. Used to kill large Tool Kits over time: Acheulean tools (Neill 2011) (Larsen, 324)
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Unformatted text preview: 300 kya, Middle Paleolithic Increased precision with Levallois technique Preparing stone core and then flaking the raw materials for tools from this core Used antlers or other tool to remove small flakes one side of the stone has flakes removed from the entire surface reminiscent to a tortoise shell a blow is directed at one end of the stone removing a large flake the flake is used for scraping or cutting Repeated production of increase number of types (62) Mousterian point (b, d), Scraper (a, c), Axe (e), Knife, borer, burin, notch Other tool media: bone and antler Tool Kits over time: Mousterian tools (Neill 2011) (Larsen, 350) A new tool kit appears in 50-40 kya Specialized in blades Upper Paleolithic (40 kya) - AMH Tool Kits over time: Mousterian tools (Neill 2011)...
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