Archeologists believe that Upper Paleolithic people started paying more attention to the kind of stones they would use in making their tools. Early Homo Sapiens and Upper Paleolithic Technology, Culture, and Art. This is unlike their predecessors who simply worked with what was available. This is different because their counterparts used stone.
Clearly, nobody seeking to understand human origins, any more than any other student of the history of life, can ignore our debt to these two men.
As a result, in this bicentennial year when Darwin’s influence in every field of biology is being celebrated, it seems reasonable to look back at his relationship to paleoanthropology, a field that was beginning to take form out of a more generalized antiquarian interest just as Darwin was publishing in 1859. Charles Darwin was curiously unforthcoming on the subject of human evolution as viewed through the fossil record, to the point of being virtually silent.
An example of this as illustrated by Quinlan, is the leaf shaped points. Retrieved May 5, 2010, from Paleolithic 11: Art and Architecture.
Instead of the ‘clunky’ ones that were, used previously, these ones were made to be wafer thin. Middle and Upper Paleolithic Hunter-Gatherers: The Emergence of Modern Humans, the Mesolithic.
They started hunting and gathering for food, and this is where we first see the division of labor.
They built tent like shelter to shield them from the elements, and this was not only a source of a shelter, but also a source of security from wild animals. This is clearly depicted in the way they travel hundreds of kilometers to obtain slightly better quality flint for stone tools. What evidence suggests that Upper Paleolithic peoples were better able to cope with their environments? In the Upper Paleolithic period, there is also evidence of bone sewing needles. Tools Made from Bones Upper Paleolithic 11: Art and Architecture. The Upper Paleolithic people were able to cope with their environment because by this time, people had settled down and started to live in communities. Due to this fact, the author of Analysis of Early Hominins, Dennis O’Neil says that the widest part of the skull for the early hominins was below the brain case.In the case of modern man, this is usually in the temple region.In contrast, modern human beings have smaller faces, which are nearly vertical. Archeological records report that one theory postulates that until about 40 kya, humans lived almost the same way as Neanderthals.Thirdly, early hominins had big teeth, with thick enamel, large jaws and powerful jaw muscles, while in human beings, their jaws are relatively smaller and less powerful, and they have smaller teeth. Describe what the archaeological record tells us about the pattern of human behavior 100 kya and 30 kya. However, after that, human beings produced sophisticated tools, which became homogenous and proficient.A more recent theory postulates that the change in behavior in 40 kya did not happen suddenly, but that there was archeological evidence in Africa of modern human behavior at earlier times.The researchers point out that in Africa, refined stone tools are found at several Middle Stone Age sites; blades appear early in this period, refined bone, tools are found at several sites during this era and that there is some evidence of artwork during this period in Africa.The fact that Neanderthals and modern people co-existed in the same environment for tens of thousands of years clearly shows that modern people were thus in a better position to cope than their counterparts. Along with his younger colleague Alfred Russel Wallace, Charles Darwin provided the initial theoretical underpinnings of human evolutionary science as it is practiced today.