The Technological Inventions And Social Developments Of Paleolithic Period Hominids

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Lecture Study Questions 1. Describe the technological inventions and social developments of Paleolithic period hominids have created foundations of human societies today. Explain why each was important to the survival of early hominids and the success of the human species down to today. Stone tools, fire, cooking, and forms of art were some of the technological intentions and social developments of the Paleolithic period hominids that have created foundations of human societies today. Hominids made stone tools by smashing two rocks together. The results from this were used as hand axes, cutting tools, and weapons. Fire is considered both a technological invention as well as a social development. Fire “made it possible to see in the dark, provided warmth, protection against animals, and encouraged social interaction.” (Smith 19) Fire also brought cooking into a new light. It made food easier to chew and digest for the hominids. The food consumed also contained more nutrients when being cooked. Art was also a big factor that showed developments. Art found in the caves showed brain growth in the hominids. (Skaff) Each of these technological inventions and social developments were important to the survival of early hominids and also to the success of the human species down to today. These inventions and developments led to better nutrition, substantial brain growth, and adaptations of the hominids making their survival occur. (Skaff) The human species today still use each…

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