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By John J. Shea

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ISBN-13: 9781107123090

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In Stone instruments in Human Evolution, John J. Shea argues that during the last 3 million years hominins' technological ideas shifted from occasional instrument use, very like that visible between residing non-human primates, to a uniquely human development of compulsory instrument use. interpreting how the lithic archaeological list replaced over the process human evolution, he compares instrument use by way of dwelling people and non-human primates and predicts how the archaeological stone instrument facts must have replaced as distinctively human behaviors advanced. these behaviors contain utilizing slicing instruments, logistical mobility (carrying things), language and symbolic artifacts, geographic dispersal and diaspora, and home sedentism (living within the comparable position for lengthy periods). Shea then assessments these predictions through examining the archaeological lithic checklist from 6,500 years in the past to 3.5 million years ago.

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