Middle Stone Age


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Middle Stone Age

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The earliest evidence for Homo sapiens in eastern Africa is about 200,000 years ago, so this Middle Stone Age evidence we're finding is significantly before that," Potts(https://www.
The occurrence of several major Middle Stone Age industries fell tightly together with the onset of periods with increased rainfall.
The charcoal flecks led to the discovery of worked flints, including distinctive Middle Stone Age "microliths" - the small flint blades which were used as barbs and points set in arrows and harpoons.
No solo reconoce que "Many of the lithic assemblages of the Middle Stone Age reveal a number of features which in an European context would be more at home in an Upper than ina Middle Palaeolithic context" (Mellars, 1989: 367), sino que afirma que "The African evidence, as a whole, therefore, could be argued to demonstrate not only the earliest occurrence of fully modern physical types bur also the early appearance of ar least some of the distinctive technological and cultural features of Upper Palaeolithic communities in other regions of the Old World" (Mellars, 1989: 369).
It said that the Natufian or Middle Stone Age burial site at Hilazon Tachtit, near the Western Galilee city of Karmiel, also contained rare grave offerings including 50 complete tortoise shells, the pelvis of a leopard and a human foot.
PORCUPINES GNAWED ON STONE AGE MAN'S TOOLS--Razor sharp edges on some of the bone chisels of Middle Stone Age man in Africa were found to have been put there by the needle-sharp front teeth of porcupines, Dr.
Bone artefacts from the Middle Stone Age at Blombos Cave, Southern Cape, South Africa.
The find confirms a human presence on the Lakes of Killarney a thousand years before had been previously thought, in the Mesolithic Age or Middle Stone Age.
Mr Middle Stone Age carried them 12 miles from the river to his Blombos Cave in South Africa.
They belonged to the Mesolithic period or Middle Stone Age - 10,000 to 5,000 years ago - when hunter gatherers lived along the prehistoric shore line of the North East.
Two of the discoveries were found at ruins in Miyagi Prefecture at Zazaragi in Iwadeyama and at Babadan A in Furukawa, and were considered important as they provided evidence of the existence of an early and middle stone age in Japan, the sources said.
Flint tools have been found, dating from the middle stone age, or around 5,000BC.

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