L+11-Postglacial+Foragers

L+11-Postglacial+Foragers - Introduction to Archaeology...

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Introduction to Archaeology Lecture Lecture 11 11 : Postglacial Foragers : Postglacial Foragers
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Today’s Lecture Topic Carrier Mills
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Price & Feinman, p. 163 Carrier Mills Vedbaek Lascaux Cave Elands Bay Cave Sannai Maruyama
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Mesolithic/Archaic Mesolithic/Archaic Transitions Transitions Environments warmed & changed Seasonality is more pronounced Many animal species became extinct Cultural response is toward diversification/generalization Plant foods become important Many social & demographic changes In the Old World and the New World, different terms denote the same process Old World: Mesolithic New World: Archaic Jomon (Japanese Mesolithic) annual cycle of hunting & gathering (Price & Feinman, p. 178)
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The Mesolithic shows a shift in technology The Mesolithic shows a shift in technology Ground stone tools for plant processing & woodworking Axes, adzes celts, gouges, mortars, pestles, grinding slabs Elaborate fishing gear Nets, weirs, fishhooks, harpoons, boats Hunting equipment for smaller game Bow & arrow, diverse projectiles, microliths Hafted Mesolithic celt & adz
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The Mesolithic shows a shift in technology The Mesolithic shows a shift in technology Stone microliths (geometric blade segments) set in slots along bone spear tip.
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The Mesolithic shows a shift in technology The Mesolithic shows a shift in technology
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This note was uploaded on 04/08/2008 for the course ARCH UNKNOWN taught by Professor Seeman during the Spring '08 term at Kent State.

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L+11-Postglacial+Foragers - Introduction to Archaeology...

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