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Stone Tools in Human Evolution: Behavioral Differences among by John J. Shea

By John J. Shea

In Stone instruments in Human Evolution, John J. Shea argues that over the past 3 million years hominins' technological thoughts shifted from occasional instrument use, very similar to that visible between residing non-human primates, to a uniquely human trend of compulsory instrument use. studying how the lithic archaeological list replaced over the process human evolution, he compares device use through dwelling people and non-human primates and predicts how the archaeological stone instrument facts must have replaced as distinctively human behaviors advanced. these behaviors contain utilizing slicing instruments, logistical mobility (carrying things), language and symbolic artifacts, geographic dispersal and diaspora, and home sedentism (living within the related position for lengthy periods). Shea then exams these predictions by means of examining the archaeological lithic checklist from 6,500 years in the past to 3.5 million years ago.

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