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Week 3 Notes

by: Clarissa Marie Fuller

Week 3 Notes ANTH240

Clarissa Marie Fuller
Introduction to Archeology
Stefan Woehlke

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Since we didn't have class on tuesday there aren't a lot of notes, but I will have notes from the reading posted by tonight that go along with this. They will be critical for the take home exam nex...
Introduction to Archeology
Stefan Woehlke
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This 2 page Class Notes was uploaded by Clarissa Marie Fuller on Friday September 18, 2015. The Class Notes belongs to ANTH240 at University of Maryland taught by Stefan Woehlke in Fall 2015. Since its upload, it has received 47 views. For similar materials see Introduction to Archeology in anthropology, evolution, sphr at University of Maryland.

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Date Created: 09/18/15
Neanderthals Modern Humans and recent discoveries 91815 1148 AM Neanderthals May have been able to speak still in question Had very similar brain shapes to humans Hunted meat like wolves 0 Usually large game 0 Usually not any plants Used close range weapons like spears Needed to eat a lot up to 5000 calories Have a stocky build Have flatter and elongated skulls 0 Shallow forehead o Longer skulls in the back Broad chested barrel chested o Weren t as skinny as modern humans Made specific tools for specific situations 0 Spear pointsdaggers 0 Tools for a range of things Lived in Europe Asia and other parts of the world 0 Large range Lived with homo erectus and homo florensis and dinesovins They lived around 200000 years ago to about 37000 years ago Had culture and used symbols Homo sapiens Evolved in Africa There s around 600 people that we have evolved from 0 Genetic bottleneck Caused by climate change All of Africa became desert Started creating specialized tools 0 Puncture tools for shellfish Exploited new resources Moved to the southern coast of Africa As they move into Europe and Asia animals start going extinct o Invented the throwing spear o Atlatle enhances force from throwing Neanderthals die off because of lack of big game


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