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    Acheul in France, but however the tradition was first developed in Africa (“Oldowan and Acheulean Stone Tools”). The Acheulean tool tradition was perfected by the Homo Erectus, who learned to create more sophisticated tools that were sharper and straighter (O’Neil). The Acheulean tools were delicately worked from the flakes to form oval or pear or rounded outline that had were sharp on all sides (“Oldowan and Acheulean Stone Tools”). The special thing about the flakes is that both sides of the flake were trimmed down, which is how they got their name, the biface tool (O’Neil). Some people referred to this tools as hand axes, which isn’t true because their isn 't proof that they were used as axes, or if they were even held by the hand…

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    quartz and quartzite. They were created by hitting two stones together in order to make sharp flakes which were used to make primitive tools known by archeologists as choppers. Indents and fractures were found in the remains of animal bones which support the theory that choppers were used for butchering meat (Roberts 2011:102-103). Remnants of more sophisticated tools known as Acheulean tools were also found and they dated back to about 1.65 million years ago. These tools required more skill…

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    Early Hominin Tools

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    for work like cutting meat, slitting hides and sharpening wood (Ember, Ember & Peregrine, 2007, p.143), which indicated a hunter gatherer lifestyle. The Oldowan tools, may look simple in appearance, but yet it already shows much advancement from those used by chimpanzees and illustrates the cognitive development of early hominins. Oldowan tools are categorized and known as Mode 1 tools, which are then succeeded by Mode 2 tools known as the Acheulean tools. This tool is mainly used and…

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    The transition from Paleolithic to Neolithic Culture The first part of the stone age was the Paleolithic culture, which begin around 750,000 BC. During the paleolithic culture tools were made. The first tool that was made was the Oldowan dating back to 2.5 - 1.2 million years ago. The homo habilis constructed this tool by using stone and beating off flakes of the stone. There were two types: flake tool and core tool, depending on what needed to be done. The second tool made was the Acheulean it…

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    Greek Homo Sapiens

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    Hunting and the use of tools are connected; without tools, there would not be any hunting, and without hunting, what would you really use tools for? Archaic Homo sapiens are associated with middle Paleolithic tool assemblages (developed Oldowan and Acheulean tools), and cannibalism as well as hunting other large and small animals. Archaic Homo sapiens used developed Oldowan and Acheulean tools, as well as prepared core (Conroy and Pontzer). Most of these tools used were either made from stone…

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    materials were then collected down a secondary deposit (“Toro-Moyano, Isidro”). There are several advantages of both materials, which then allowed humans earliest ancestors to pick and choose from the sites they want their materials. The Middle Paleolithic brought new and improved stone tool techniques. The Middle Paleolithic Era is an era dominated by flake tools and complex stone making techniques. The Middle Paleolithic Era was showcased by the Neanderthals and the dominant tool industry…

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    Many of the civilizations we have today grew out of the advent of agriculture. It transcended the way of human life and changed the way we would live forever. Agriculture gave rise to stable societies; it made it possible for a massive increase in population, allowed for material progress, and enabled the spread of knowledge. First people began to used primitive stones tools in 400,000 B.C.E. Then from 400,000 to 11,000 B.C.E., the Paleolithic period, people survived as nomads. From 11,000 to…

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    erectus ( upright man) the closest to modern humans were vastly different than H. habilis, and it was capable of doing much more such as having the ability to talk, and having more social interaction, and better use of the tool. H.erectus had a bigger brain, which lead to better abilities like social interaction, use of the tool, and traveling. H. erectus had a very similar psychic as modern humans, and adapting to the upright life really well. Researchers later found out that they were…

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    territory in different environments earlier than 500,000 years ago. The Multiregional Hypothesis is supported when looking through the past archaeological findings hominins used in their day to day life. In a in class lecture given by David Zeanah about Archeology of early pleistocene and the emergence of hominids, he informs us about the stone tools that were found in lomeli said to be about 3 million years ago. He says that there were three types of tools, hammerstones, flakes and chopping…

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    divergence of the early hominids led to increased consumption of abrasive foods. These foods are comprised of nuts and seeds. The consumption of these food varieties led to increased intake of vegetable fat. The human ancestor started eating animal products. This is given by the teeth formula, whereby there is decreased the moral size and less mandibular. This indicates that ancestors were shifting to eating food that required less grinding. Thus, meat likely started appearing in the diet of…

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