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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A nivel internacional, Javier Fortea aporto su experiencia como eminente prehistoriador, representando a Espana en la 8a Commission, Upper Paleolithic, y en la 9a Commission, Rock Art, ambas integradas en la International Union of Prehistoric and Protohistoric Siences (UISPP).
The skeleton was later found to be that of a man from the Upper Paleolithic period (about 26,000 years ago).
To be a metaphor is to be hybrid, or as Arthur Rimbaud put it, to have a "marvelous body." The first poets were those Upper Paleolithic people who, apprehending that their brothers and sisters were separating the animal out of their heads and bodies, and projecting it onto cave walls, attempted to rebond with the animal.
"Prehistory of Zodiac Dating: Three Strata of Upper Paleolithic Constellations." Vistas in Astronomy, 39(1995): 347-362.
An engraved limestone pebble uncovered at an Israeli archaeological site in 1988 provides a rare example of abstract, symbolic artwork in the Middle East during the Upper Paleolithic, a period between 35,000 and 12,000 years ago, according to a new scientific report on the artifact.
The Later Stone Age is synonymous to many archaeologists with the Upper Paleolithic Period, when modern humans moved from Africa into Europe roughly 45,000 years ago and spread rapidly, displacing and eventually driving Neanderthals to extinction.
The transition from Middle to Upper Paleolithic culture has been a staple for nature television programs for some time.
For at least the past 15 years, most reconstructions of later evolutionary history have featured a relatively brief and dramatic shift known as the "human revolution" [...] The "human revolution" model proposes a dramatic alteration in human behavior at the Middle Paleolithic to Upper Paleolithic transition at about 40 ka.
CLAYTON ESHLEMAN's most recent books are My Devotion (Black Sparrow Press, 2004) and Juniper Fuse: Upper Paleolithic Imagination & the Construction of the Underworld (Wesleyan, 2003).
They participated in the rapid development of art and technology that began in the Upper Paleolithic, or late Ice Age, which extended from 35,000 to 12,000 years ago.
The fungus is causing a major concern for the conservation of precious rock art at the site that dates back to the Upper Paleolithic.
For a long time, the European Upper Paleolithic archaeological record has been the standard against which the behaviour of earlier and non-European humans is compared.

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