Upper Paleolithic

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(ˌpeɪ li əˈlɪθ ɪk; esp. Brit. ˌpæl i-)

(sometimes l.c.) of, designating, or characteristic of the early phase of the Stone Age: usu. divided into three periods (Lower Paleolithic, c2,000,000–c200,000 b.c., Middle Paleolithic, c150,000–c40,000 b.c., Upper Paleolithic, c40,000–c10,000 b.c.).
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Noun1.Upper Paleolithic - the time period during which only modern Homo sapiens was known to have existed; ended about 10,000 years BC
Palaeolithic, Paleolithic, Paleolithic Age - second part of the Stone Age beginning about 750,00 to 500,000 years BC and lasting until the end of the last ice age about 8,500 years BC
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The signs of the earliest agriculture in Satakunta area date to the late Stone Age (Vuorela 1991, 8 ff.; Vuorela & Hicks 1996), when the first cultivated clearings emerged.
The analysis discovered that up to 1 in 6 skulls exhumed in Scandinavia from the late Stone Age - between about 6,000 and 3,700 years ago - had nasty head injuries, Discovery News reported.
Dr Larson said: "Remains as old as 15,000 years have been found in several sites across Europe and Asia, suggesting dogs were either domesticated independently on several occasions across the Old World, or domesticated just once and subsequently spread with late Stone Age hunter-gatherers.
If you go back in time that far, you'd be in the Late Stone Age, with Neanderthals still roaming around and agriculture still unknown to humans.
It would cover a list of objects dating from the late Stone Age through the end of the Byzantine Empire in the 15th century.
The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (Unesco) noted that Al Ain was continuously inhabited since the Late Stone Age. "Today, the historic significance of the place is evidenced in its various archaeological sites and remains dating back to the Neolithic, Bronze Age, Iron Age, Hellenistic, pre-Islamic and Islamic eras," Unesco said in a statement.
The expedition found pottery fragments that indicated that the site dates back to the late Stone Age and the Bronze Age.In 2003, the Syrian expedition began work in the site, undertaking expeditions for four seasons.In the level dating back to the late Uruk period, the expedition uncovered remains of rooms containing pottery and bronze artifacts and animal bones.
Those of us who still have the right to cut small quantities of peat for fuel often find tree roots on the sand and gravel beneath the peat and occasionally mesolithic flints also, which show that the moors were covered in scrubby woodland in the relatively dry and warm conditions of the middle to late stone age, and that the peat was formed later when the climate became more cold and wet; this led to the growth of sphagnum moss which choked the trees and created the peat.
Along the Upper Indus and its tributaries, there are more than 50,000 petroglyphs carved into boulders and rock faces representing a time span from the late stone age to the coming of Islam.
Confirmation of the bacterium=92s evolutionary age will depend on finding late Stone Age skeletons that show signs of infection, and then successfully extracting DNA from them.
Of course, frequent shoe-wearing dates only to the middle Upper Paleolithic period - otherwise known as the Late Stone Age, from 40,000 to 10,000 years ago - according to a 2005 article in the Journal of Archaeological Science by researcher Erik Trinkaus.
washing putteth me in remembrance of my baptism.') However, whatever you may have thought about the Neanderthals, the author suggests that many if not all of our domestic 'artificial' cleaning skills were developed in the late Stone Age. The section on 'Care of the body surfaces' deals with toilet training and also with 'grooming', a word that has tended to have bad connotations in respect of the Internet in recent years.