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  • Stone Tools Research Paper

    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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  • Oldowan Technology

    article we will travel back to the early stages of human evolution to date when we began to use objects to assist with life and how the objects were used and made. Oldowan technology is the earliest known evidence of hominids making tools using their environment. This technology was used in the lower Paleolithic period which dates as far back as 2.6 million…

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  • Early Hominin Tools

    tools due to the vast range of hominin species at the current time of creation. The objects found in the Oldowan site were sharp flakes and the cores of stones, which are both reported to be used as tools. Assumptions can be made of the early hominin lifestyles by analyzing these prehistoric tools, the experiments showed that they were most likely used for work like cutting meat, slitting hides and sharpening wood (Ember, Ember & Peregrine, 2007, p.143), which indicated a hunter gatherer…

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  • Greek Homo Sapiens

    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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  • Charles Darwin's Three Principles Of Evolution By Natural Selection

    capacities of hominins increase as does their ability to develop tools. This increase in tool development made them more favorable in terms of natural selection. Dr. Robert makes two distinctions between different types of tools used by hominins. The first category of tools, known as Oldowan tools were made from stones such as basalt, 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…

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  • Genus Homo Evolution

    sizes of species such as Homo heidelbergensis increased. Although species’ cranial robusticity decreased over time, the brain size constantly increased, which greatly expanded the omnivorous niche and complex technologies. The evidence for adaptations in the genus Homo in brain sizes hypothesize that extensive human brains support a stronger fit to the terrestrial and omnivorous niche. There are several adaptations and evolutionary forces that caused the emergence of both Neanderthals and…

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  • Hominin Expansion

    pathway that ergaster/erectus used first took them into the region of the Levant, then over to Dmanisi in Georgia, and to east Asia and Nihewa basin in north China by 1.66 ma (Bar-Yosef and Belfer-Cohen, 2013:33; Dennell, 2003:431; Dennell and Roebroeks, 2005:1100; Derricourt, 2005:121). Archaeological evidence found throughout this corridor helps paleoarchaeologist understand Homo ergaster/erectus out of Africa dispersal. Some researchers theorize that dispersal from Africa occurred on more…

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  • Analysis Of The Fossil Humankind And Other Anthropoid Primates Of China

    The continuity of evolution in China enabled the ancient Chinese people to have some specific morphological features more frequently than that in the West, making them to be easily identified and separated from others. Hybridization narrowed the differences among people in the different regions and facilitated the process of evolution with keeping the unity of them. There were also lots of archeological evidence supporting the continuity with hybridization. Almost all of Paleolithic artifacts…

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  • Paranthropus Boisei Essay

    addition, Richard Leakey considered Paranthropus boisei to be the first hominin species used tools. Also, popular media assured that Paranthropus boisei was the first hominin species may have used shaped stone tools, albeit crude (i.e. little more than broken pebbles with sharp edges). (McCarthy n.d.) Yet, in 1960, when scientists found the fossil, Homo habilis’ brain, the Leakeys stated that it is more human-like hominid and must have manufactured the tools. (Wayman2012) But since Paranthropus…

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  • Human Origin Observation

    noticeable changes throughout the evolution of Hominins. However, we see many of the features on the skull that have changed over generations. Australopithecus afarensis and robustus both acquired a sagittal crest to support the heavier temporalis muscle but Australopithecus sediba, who lived in between the two species, didn’t have any appearance of a crest whatsoever. Instead they had a rounded vault, which completely changed Little is known about the behavior and lifestyle of the older…

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