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Anatomically modern Homo Sapiens
The modern form of the human species, which dates back 130,000 years.
Blade
A stone tool characteristic of the Upper Paleolithic, defined as being at least twice as long as it is wide.
Burin
A stone tool with a sharp edge that is used to cut and engrave bone.
African Replacement Model
The hypothesis that modern humans evolved as a new species in Africa between 150,000 and 200,000 years ago and then spread throughout the Old World, replacing preexisting archaic human populations.
Multiregional Evolution Model
The hypothesis that modern humans evolved throughout the Old World as a single species after the first dispersion of Homo Erectus out of Africa.
Assimilation model
The hypothesis that modern human anatomy arose first in Africa as a change within a species and then spread through gene flow to populations outside of Africa. The gene pool of the African archaic populations was thus assimilated into an expanding population of modern humans out of Africa.
Regional Continuity
The appearance of similar traits within a geographical region that remain over a long period of time.
Upper Paleolithic
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A general term used to collectively refer to the stone tool technologies of anatomically modern Homo Sapiens.
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The Upper Old Stone Age
Lower Paleolithic
(H)
A general term used to collectively refer to the stone tool technologies of Homo Habilis / Homo Rudolfensis and Homo Erectus.
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The Lower Old Stone Age
Middle Paleolithic
(H)
A general term used to collectively refer to the stone tool technologies of archaic humans.
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The Middle Old Stone Age