10-05-11 - The culture of the archaic homo sapiens Middle...

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The culture of the archaic homo sapiens Middle Paleolithic: 200-40kya Levalloisian Technique (200-?kya): the first form of detailed cutting ; a primitive knife Mousterian Tradition (166-40kya) Europe, western Asia, North Africa Neanderthal culture begins using the flakes from their hand axes to make scrappers and other cutting tools Some of the cores the Neanderthals used, were from 200mi away; implies trade or group migration of some form Transporting raw materials Invention of hafting : the making of spears; connecting a stone tool to a stick with some type of binding . Hunting instead of scavenging Shelters: still caves and rock overhangs with gravel as a floor insulation Pits: for food storage; bodies (burial of the dead begins to emerge) Kebara cave: Israel 60kya; pit burial; young man on his back with his arms across his chest was buried; seems unlikely that he fell into this position.
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This note was uploaded on 03/05/2012 for the course ANTHRO 120 taught by Professor Huddleston during the Fall '11 term at MO St. Louis.

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