Paleolithic Era

767 WordsAug 19, 20084 Pages
Within the Paleolithic era, many changes occurred from cultural to biological. Several of the changes the happened in this time period, have remained today. At the beginning of the Paleolithic era our primate ancestors existed, but by the end humans in our modern form existed across the world. Homo sapiens sapiens remains have been dated to 100,000 years ago. The emergence of art, the beginning of personal adornment, the domestication of the dog, and intentional burials started in this time period. Our ancestors began to express their creativity and individuality with the first forms of art. The two forms art were mural and portable art. “Mural art is paintings and engravings on the walls of caves” (Price 131). Mural art has…show more content…
It is amazing that so many of today’s culture started so long ago. From the art hanging on living rooms walls and sculptures on fire place mantels to the jewelry most of the population wears and the pets that are pushed in strollers to the many rituals that surround death across the world all can be dated back to the Upper Paleolithic era. It appears that this is the time where modern humans began to embrace their creativity and individuality along with several other important innovations. References: Hirst, K. Kris. “How were Dogs Domesticated?” About.com. http://archaeology.about.com/od/domestications/qt/dogs.htm Price, T. Douglas and Feinman, Gary M. Images of the Past Fifth edition. New York: McGraw-Hill,
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