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The Human World of the Upper Paleolithic | Grand Strategy: The View from Oregon
“The longest war ever fought by humans was not fought against other humans, but against another species — Ursus spelaeus, the Cave Bear. For several hundred thousand years our stone age ancestors fought pitched and bloody battles with these denizens of the most precious commodity on earth — habitable caves. Without these shelters homo sapiens would have had little chance of surviving the Ice Ages, the winter storms, and the myriad of predators that lurked in the dark.”
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11 weeks ago by bezthomas
Cooper Otzi AXE KIT Celt blade, Ötzi Iceman of the Alps , Chalcolithic Pre-Bronze

Fascinated with history and primitive tools, I have been making copper and some bronze artifacts for over a decade, hand casting and forging them here in Connecticut. Museums and Universities have bought my items for educational purposes. I also set up educational displays at libraries.
copper  axe  handtools  paleolithic 
july 2017 by fogfish
Longevity/Health in Ancient Paleolithic vs Neolithic Peoples
Review of paleopathology evidence (stature, lifespan, skeletal indices) comparing Paleolithic (hunter-gatherers) vs. Neolithic (agricultural) peoples.
paleolithic  hunter-gatherers 
june 2017 by essjaybee
Hunter-gatherer mortality · john hawks weblog
Tracking research into human origins, from the field to the laboratory.
paleolithic  hunter-gatherers 
june 2017 by essjaybee
Recall of the Wild - The New Yorker
Known as the Oostvaardersplassen, a name that is pretty much unpronounceable for English-speakers, the reserve occupies fifteen thousand almost perfectly flat acres on the shore of the inlet-turned-lake. This area was originally designated for industry; however, while it was still in the process of drying out, a handful of biologists convinced the Dutch government that they had a better idea. The newest land in Europe could be used to create a Paleolithic landscape. The biologists set about stocking the Oostvaardersplassen with the sorts of animals that would have inhabited the region in prehistoric times—had it not at that point been underwater. In many cases, the animals had been exterminated, so they had to settle for the next best thing. For example, in place of the aurochs, a large and now extinct bovine, they brought in Heck cattle, a variety specially bred by Nazi scientists.
nature  wilderness  paleolithic 
june 2016 by oliverk
What is Paleolithic Art?: How to decode the shadows on the wall | New Scientist
Why did early humans cover caves with vivid images? Watching the great mind of Jean Clottes make sense of it all is a rare joy via What is Paleolithic Art?: How to decode the shadows on the wall
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may 2016 by davidmarsden
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This small, sixteen-page instructional pamphlet is produced to put inside the postage-paid, business-reply envelopes that come with junk mail offers and mailed back to the company of origin.
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may 2014 by bug138

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