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The economy of a typical Paleolithic society was a hunter-ga

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Daisy Wallace

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*Paleolithic *
Paleolithic Nutrition
Hunting and gathering people ate varying proportions of:
leafy vegetables
and different meats.
However, there is little direct evidence of the relative proportions of a plant and animals food.
Paleogegraphy and Climate
The Paleolithic Era coincides almost exactly with the Pleistocene epoch of geologic time.
Which lasted from 2.6 million years ago to about 12,000 years ago.
This epoch experienced important geographic and climate changes that affected human societes.
During the proceeding Pilocene, continents had continued to drift from possibly as far as 250 km from their present location.
To positions only 70 km from their current location.
The Economy of a typical Paleolithic Society
The economy of a typical Paleolithic society
was a hunter-gatherer economy.
Paleolithic period, humans grouped together in small societies such as,
They subsisted by:
gathering plants
and scavenging wild animals.
Human population density was low, around only one person per square mile.
This was most likely due to lifestyle.
Paleolithic Technology
They have none of the things we take for granted, such as:
easy access to food
or video games
The first stone tools were used to meet people's three basic needs of food, shelter, and clothing.
There were
or computers
These were difficult times; there were no stores to buy food, and people had to cooperate in small groups to make clothing and shelter.
To hunt for food, early humans formed spears, first by sharpening the ends of sticks, but later by attaching a sharp stone spear-tip to wood using animal sinew. A tool made up of more than one material is called a composite tool
The Paleolithic Diet Pyramid^^
Paleolithic Age
A prehistoric period of human history distinguished by the development of the most primitive stone tools discovered, and covers roughly 99% of human technological prehistory.
It extends from the earliest known use of share tools, probably by hominins such as Australopithecines.
2.6 million years ago, to the end of the Pleistocene around 10,000 BC.
Paleolithic Period
Paleolithic (or Old Stone Stone Age) is the earliest period of human development and the longest phase of mankind's history.
It is approximatly coextensive with the Pleistocene geologic epoch, beginning about 2 million years ago.
Which ended in various places between 40,000 and 10,000 years ago, when it was succeeded by the Mesolithic Period.
Human Way of Life~
Due to a lack of written records from this time period, nearly all our knowledge of Paleolithic human culture and way of life comes from Archaeology and Ethnographic comparisons to modern hunter-gatherers cultures such as the !Kung San who lives similarly to their Paleolithic predessors.
Paleolithic Animals
(How did they change over time?)
Why Do We Call This Time The Stone Age?
Paleolithic is a word that comes from the two Greek words:
palaios, meaning old
lithios, meaning stone.
During this time humans used stone to make tools and stone was used many times as parts of actual tool. Tools are objects that make our lives easier.
A computer or smartphone are examples of modern-day tools.
Does Anyone Have Any Questions?
By: Group 1 :)
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