Prehistoric Humans vs. Modern Humans

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The Paleolithic era is known as the time when early humans developed tools made out of stone, hence the name “ Stone Age”. This time period dates back to prehistory and is regarded as the earliest stage in human development. These people were primarily known as hunters and gatherers, which meant they survived on either what they could kill or eating berries and nuts. Today, the modern human has since evolved to a more dominant species, as we are now more intelligent, have written language, and no longer have to rely on killing animals to survive. Although many things have changed over the centuries, I believe that we still have some aspects that are similar to our ancestors. Some similarities that I believe we have in common with the prehistoric people are in their tools and architecture, their culture, and their use of spoken language. The early humans were mainly hunters and gatherers but we manage to find evidence of activities besides hunting and that’s in their use of tools and architecture. Göbekli Tepe, an ancient temple, was excavated in the early 1990’s and was described as early Neolithic. According to lecture, it is said that the hunters and gathers, which were from the Stone Age, built the temple around 9000 BCE. If the evidence from lecture was true, then I believe it is a clear sign that they knew architecture like modern humans. Another example of a Paleolithic building is the mammoth bone house and it was built around 16,000 to 10,000 BCE. This house was made for shelter and protection but was constructed purely from mammoth tusks, shoulder blades, and jawbones. In comparison to the present day, the contemporary humans have built more complex and larger monuments like the Statue Of Liberty, which stands around 93 ... ... middle of paper ... ... by discovering the past, we can learn more about ourselves in the present. Works Cited Sayre, Henry M., and Henry M. Sayre. Discovering the Humanities: Culture, Continuity & Change. Upper Saddle River: Prentice Hall, 2010. Print. Yirka, Bob. "Linguist Study Finds Core Group of Words Has Survived for 15,000 Years." Linguist Study Finds Core Group of Words Has Survived for 15,000 Years. Phys.org, 7 May 2013. Web. 09 Feb. 2014. Ghose, Tia. "Alcohol: Social Lubricant for 10,000 Years." LiveScience. TechMedia Network, 28 Dec. 2012. Web. 09 Feb. 2014. Hautala, Keith, and Benjamin Kandt. "UKNOW University of Kentucky News." UK Linguist Reconstructs Sounds of Prehistoric Language. University of Kentucky, 24 Oct. 2013. Web. 09 Feb. 2014. Sancho-Velazquez, Angeles. "Beginnings of Culture." Cal State Fullerton. Langsdorf Hall, Fullerton, California. 28 Jan. 2014. Lecture.

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