The Role of Climate Change on Early Human Society & Creativity in Kenya’s Olorgesailie Basin

  Based on the following three recently published Science studies, in order to survive the climate chances 320,000 ago, early humans in East Africa created complex tools, traded and maybe even developed symbolic language. Chronology of the Acheulean to Middle Stone Age transition in eastern Africa Long-distance stone transport and pigment use in the earliest... Continue Reading →

The Role Of Climate On African Stone Age Technology

Nature Communications published an article in May, 2013 that just now caught my eye. The paper's title, "Development of Middle Stone Age innovation linked to rapid climate change," lays down a solid understanding of what the authors found... The one line summary of the article is: the authors observed that very abrupt changes in rainfall... Continue Reading →

Again on Ancient African Megadroughts

PNAS finally published one of the two sets of ecological explanations for the Out-of-Africa theory in "East African megadroughts between 135 and 75 thousand years ago and bearing on early-modern human origins." The second publication "Ecological consequences of early Late Pleistocene megadroughts in tropical Africa" also came out earlier this week. If you didn't catch... Continue Reading →

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