This study explores how early modern humans used stone tool technology to adapt to changing climates and coastlines in the Middle Stone Age of South Africa. The MSA is associated with the earliest fossil evidence for modern humans and complex cultural behaviors during a time period of dramatic climate change. Human culture allows for the creation, use, and transmission of technological knowledge that can evolve with changing environmental conditions.
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- Physical anthropology
- South African studies
- Experimental archaeology
- Hunting Technology
- Middle Range Theory
- Middle Stone Age
- Modern Human Origins
- Human ecology
- Tools, Prehistoric--Analysis.
- Tools, Prehistoric
- Excavations (Archaeology)--South Africa.
- Excavations (Archaeology)
- Mesolithic period--South Africa.
- Mesolithic period
- Human evolution--Environmental aspects.
- Human Evolution
- Partial requirement for: Ph.D., Arizona State University, 2016Note typethesis
- Includes bibliographical references (pages 242-280)Note typebibliography
- Field of study: Anthropology