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Oct 1912 Mesolithic and Neolithic Revolutions.pdf

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Department
Anthropology
Course
ANTHR101
Professor
Dan Syrotuik
Semester
Fall

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Oct 19/12: Mesolithic and Neolithic Revolutions October-19-12 7:59 AM Homo Sapiens Dispersal - 40,000yr Euro - 67,000yr Asias - 100,000yr N. Africa - 130,000yr Mid/S. Africa - 40-60,000yr Australia Cultural Revolution - Faster pace of cultural change - Tools evolve rapidly - Art is more present - Changes in lifestyle (no longer just concerned with survival. Now devoting more of their time on "unnecessary activities") ○ In the beginning art is mostly utilitarian ○ Two basic types of animals represented in paintings are (1) the type of animals that they hunt (2) the large predators Origins of Agriculture - Domestication of plants and animals took place in several different places at the same time throughout the world - Domestication: is the systematic, artificial selection of traits in plants or animals to make them more useful to human beings. - Cultivation: is the systematic planting and harvesting of plants to support the subsisten
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