Flashcards in Chapter 10 - Premodern Humans Deck (8)
The portion of the Pleistocene epoch beginning 780,000 ya and ending 125,000 ya.
The portion of the Pleistocene epoch beginning 125,000 ya and ending approximately 10,000 ya.
Climatic intervals when continental ice sheets cover much of the northern continents. Glaciations are associated with colder temperatures in northern latitudes and more arid conditions in southern latitudes, most notably Africa.
Climatic intervals when continental ice sheets are retreating, eventually becoming much reduced in size. Interglacials in northern latitudes are associated with warmer temperatures, while in southern latitudes the climate becomes wetter.
The position of the body in a bent orientation, with arms and legs drawn up to the chest.
A cultural period usually associated with modern humans, but also found with some Neandertals, and distinguished by technological innovation in various stone tool industries. Best known from western Europe, similar industries are also known from central and eastern Europe and Africa.
Pertaining to an Upper Paleolithic industry found in France and Spain, containing blade tools and associated with Neandertals.