Paleolithic Technology and Human Evolution

  title={Paleolithic Technology and Human Evolution},
  author={S. Ambrose},
  pages={1748 - 1753}
  • S. Ambrose
  • Published 2001
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Science
  • Human biological and cultural evolution are closely linked to technological innovations. Direct evidence for tool manufacture and use is absent before 2.5 million years ago (Ma), so reconstructions of australopithecine technology are based mainly on the behavior and anatomy of chimpanzees. Stone tool technology, robust australopithecines, and the genus Homo appeared almost simultaneously 2.5 Ma. Once this adaptive threshold was crossed, technological evolution was accompanied by increased brain… CONTINUE READING
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