The Upper Paleolithic

The Upper Paleolithic - The Upper Paleolithic 40,000 to...

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The Upper Paleolithic 40,000 to 10,000 years ago
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Blades Twice as long as wide More cutting edge produced Early traditions in Africa 52,000 ya in SW Asia 35,000 ya in Europe Aurignacian Western Europe: 34,000-27,000 Gravettian 27,000-21,000 Solutrean 21,000-16,000 Magdelanian 16,000-11,000
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Subsistence Broadening Big game hunting Dolni Vestonice I killed butchered mammoths, horse and reindeer Mal’ta hunted tundra species like wooly mammoth and reindeer Other foods Southern Africa evidence for tortoises, shellfish, birds Burned plants at Dolni Vestonice I Hunting and trapping small game Preserved netting on burned floors
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Increase Use of Bone, Ivory, Antler Sewing equipment like needles, awls punches Hunting projectiles and harpoons Antler hammers, shaft straighteners Mal’ta used leg and rib bones to make shelter supports
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Carved art at Mal’ta Nelson Bay Cave
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This note was uploaded on 02/21/2012 for the course ANTH 101 taught by Professor Simmons during the Spring '06 term at South Carolina.

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The Upper Paleolithic - The Upper Paleolithic 40,000 to...

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