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 →

A Nose In The Air: The Influence of Climate & Nose Morphology

British anthropologist Arthur Thomson, in the late 1800's published his observations on nose size and shape. He noted that humans from humid, warm climates have wider, shorter noses than humans from colder, dryer climates who have more narrow, longer noses. He carried on his observation postulating that the shape of the nose was influenced by the... 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 →

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