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  • The Mesolithic, Neolithic and

    Onward

  • Remember the Upper Paleolithic?

    When it endedhuman

    development did NOT end!

  • Upper Paleolithic EndsMesolithic Begins

    The Ice Age endslakes emergeforests grow deer

    flourish..new tools created, like arrowheads to hunt deer in

    forests

    http://z.about.com/d/archaeology/1/0/K/A/1/archeon_mesolithic.jpghttp://www.google.com/imgres?imgurl=http://www.lithiccastinglab.com/images/transversemicrolithshand.jpg&imgrefurl=http://zombiehunters.org/forum/viewtopic.php?f=33&t=48675&start=0&usg=__sNNtVGBGeQPZlW0VVGfDzjOGD94=&h=368&w=450&sz=12&hl=en&start=2&itbs=1&tbnid=2BtORCnWOG6G5M:&tbnh=104&tbnw=127&prev=/images?q=mesolithic+microliths&hl=en&gbv=2&tbs=isch:1

  • And ThenThe Transition to

    Agriculture

    Hot spots of agriculture origins

  • Features of an Agricultural Society

    Sedentary Village LifeSkara Brae, Britain

    Domesticated Plants and Animals

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  • Features of Agriculture

    Differences in Social Status

    Food StoragePottery

    Cemeteries

    Craft Specialization

    http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/1/13/Neolithic_cultivation_tool_reconstitution_Bali.jpg

  • So, why is the move into

    farming so SLOW?

  • There are few benefits of

    farmingand a number of cons

  • Population increase since the

    origin of agriculture

    New selective factors?

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Population_curve.svg

  • Malnutrition Results in Cribra

    Orbitalia/Anemia

  • Lesions on the Tibia Show

    Poorer Healther Overall

    Swollen bone on bottom has lesion

    Cross-section of

    bone with lesion

  • Reduced Height in

    Agricultural Groups

  • Increased Violence

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