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ANTH-UA 2 Study Guide - Final Guide: Lower Paleolithic, Homo Antecessor, Homo Erectus


Department
Anthropology
Course Code
ANTH-UA 2
Professor
Scott Alan Williams
Study Guide
Final

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Exam 3 Study Guide (Final Exam)
All Things Homo erectus
Body:
Long, low skull
Subnasal prognathism
Cranial superstructure and supraorbital torus
Sagittal keel
Occipital torus
Thick skull bones
Brain: 640-1200 cc (avg. 900cc)
Diet: more protein, less tough foods
Material Culture Traditions
Early Stone Age
Oldowan tool industry with simple core and
flaking tools
2.5 Ma
Old World
Homo erectus
Australopithecus?
Tanzania
Middle Paleolithic
Prepared core technology
Mousterian Point
Particular flakes
Le vallois technique
All sides flaked like an arrow
Uniform flakes
500 Ka
More cutting edge
Firs record of wooden spears
Late Stone Age
Blade-based technology
50Ka = Africa
40 Ka = Eurasia
Indirect percussion, soft hammer
Made from bone, antler, ivory, wood
Spear throwers (atlatl)
Microliths - mounted barbs
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Oldowan
Acheulian
1.5 Ma
Bifaces - long cutting edge
Handaxes and cleavers
Youngest
Use: butchery
Plant and animal procession
Likely not weapons
Lomekwian
3.3 Ma
Kenya
Older and larger than Oldowan
Mousterian
Aurignacian
Earliest modern human technology in the Upper
Paleolithic
Chatelperronean
Upper Paleolithic
Associated with Neandertals
Mesolithic
Composite devices with microliths (mounted
spears)
Neolithic
agriculture
Neanderthal vs. Modern Human
Skeletal differences
Neandertal
Bell-shaped
ribcage
Wide pelvis
Short distal
limb elements
Stocky
Large joints
Skull Differences
Long and Low vault
Large face
Cranium = wide in the middle
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