ANTH120 - 2
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First production of hominid toolmaking. Characterized by round stones with a clear core.
Gorge who's river bed Oldowan tools are found in.
Model of Human Evolution in which major changes are the result of a slow and steady accumulation of small changes.
Model of Human Evolution in which periods of rapid dramatic/drastic change occur over short periods of time seperated by long periods of little change.
Long periods of little change
Habitat, Physical space and space in food web.
In which a set of related species "radiate out" to occupy a set of environmental niches.
Biologist/Anthropologist. Independently conceived a theory of evolution through natural selection and published his theory jointly with Charles Darwin.
Divided and categorized the Oldwan industry tools at the Olduvai Gorge.
Able to examine the geologic information of Olduvai Gorge.
Argued that hominins created "caches" of raw material in sites such as the Olduvai Gorge.
Worked with Mary Leaky on Oldowan limestone cave sites in South Africa, suggested that they were "home bases" for the hominids
Suggested that the limestone caves in south africa were where hominins scavenged carnivore leftovers
Thought the animal bones at Oldowan sites were leftover from scavenging based on cut marks
Considers larger Oldowan sites to be "favored places" where stones and bones were carred to an area with shade, protection, water and animal carcasses
ANTH120 - 2
World Prehistory Ch. 2