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UCONN - ANTH 1500 - ANTH 1500 - Week 5 Notes - 2/12/18 - Class Notes

School: University of Connecticut
Department: Sociology
Course: Great Discoveries in Archaeology
Professor: Lucas Proctor
Term: Fall 2016
Tags: Intro to Archaeology
Name: ANTH 1500 - Week 5 Notes - 2/12/18
Description: Notes for week 5
Uploaded: 02/16/2018
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background image     Week 5 
ANTH 1500 12 Feb 2018  
  
Sites discussed: 
•  Herto  
•  Omo  
•  Hohle Fels  
•  Lascaux  
•  Dolne Vestonice    
•  Apollo 11 Cave  
•  Blombos Cave  
•  Chauvet  
 
Glacial Period: c. 110,000 to 12,000 years ago Last Glacial Maximum: ca. 21,000 
BP  
Chronology  
Period  
Age   Hominin   Stone tool assemblage   Lower Palaeolithic   1.9-0.2 mya   Homo erectus   Acheulean   Middle Palaeolithic / Middle Stone Age   ca. 200- 50 kya*   Neanderthals/  
Homo sapiens  
Levallois technique   Upper Palaeolithic / Later Stone Age   ca. 50-12 kya*   Homo sapiens   Various     
Homo sapiens  
• Herto – several fully modern individuals dated to 160-154kya  
• Omo – reanalysis pushes date back to ~200kya  
• *New find in Israel may be just as old!  
  
The advent of modern behaviors  
• Big question: Does the emergence of modern human biology coincide with the 
emergence of modern behavior? 
  • What does it mean to have modern behavior anyways? 
 
• Traditional view: modern behavior emerged suddenly about 45,000 years ago in 
Europe 
  • Related to the history of archaeological research 
 
   
The advent of modern behaviors  
• Sally McBrearty (UCONN) and Allison Brooks 
 
background image     • Gradual accumulation of traits: long history of stone and bone tools, self- ornamentation, and abstract carvings 
     
The African Middle Stone Age  
•  Complex new cultural, symbolic, & linguistic capabilities  
•  New technological innovations  
•  Larger, integrated populations  
•  Efficient exchange of information  
  
 
Novel tech in MSA:  
• Blades  
• Composite tools • Projectiles?  
   
Novel MSA Behaviors  
• Blombos Cave
 
•   ca. 100,000–70,000 years BP  
•   Symbolism: Red ochre, carved patterns  
•   Ornamentation: Perforated Nassarius shells  
•   Bone tools with barbed points  
    
Out of Africa II  
• In the past: debate between Multiregional Hypothesis and Out of Africa  
• Genetic and fossil data support an African origin  
• Neanderthal DNA complicates this view  
 
Later Stone Age Africa 
• Begins ca. 50,000 BP  
• Many of the new behaviors that appear in MSA become entrenched  
• Microliths: small flakes combined to create composite tools  
• Apollo 11 cave:  
• 30–28kacalBC  
• Rock art showing animal figures  
   
 
 
Upper Palaeolithic of Europe  

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School: University of Connecticut
Department: Sociology
Course: Great Discoveries in Archaeology
Professor: Lucas Proctor
Term: Fall 2016
Tags: Intro to Archaeology
Name: ANTH 1500 - Week 5 Notes - 2/12/18
Description: Notes for week 5
Uploaded: 02/16/2018
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