chapter  9
The Emergence of Culture in Early Hominid Societies in the Old World page
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Chapter 6 and 7 discussed the physical development of early and later hominids-australopithecines, Homo habilis, Homo erectus, Neandertals and Archaic Homosapiens, and anatomically modern humans (AMH). This chapter considers developments in human culture from its earliest manifestation some 2.6 myr to ago about 12 kyr ago. Humans are highly adaptable. Over the past 2.6 myr, they have successfully confronted numerous, and sometimes dramatic, changes in climate and environment.