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103 Paleolithic and Neolithic

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103 Paleolithic and Neolithic

  1. 1. Paleolithic and Neolithic Eras Lisa M Lane
  2. 2. Lascaux Caves, France 17,000 BC Discovered 1940 Thought to be the oldest cave paintings until….
  3. 3. Chauvet Caves, France 30,000 BC? Discovered 1994
  4. 4. Competing theories Jared Diamond: agriculture + pastoralism = settlements -> religion Acemoglu & Robinson: settlements + religion -> agriculture
  5. 5. The Goddess Çatal Höyük 7500-5700 BC Venus of Willendorf ~24,000 BC
  6. 6. Lessons 1.New historical these frequently deny older historical theses, which changes the narrative of the past 2.Archaeological evidence (and historical evidence) can be examined in different ways to fit into different narratives 3.Life in Paleolithic and Neolithic times was likely more complex than we’ve been led to believe
  7. 7. Lessons 1.New historical these frequently deny older historical theses, which changes the narrative of the past 2.Archaeological evidence (and historical evidence) can be examined in different ways to fit into different narratives 3.Life in Paleolithic and Neolithic times was likely more complex than we’ve been led to believe

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