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När förmänniskan blev den moderna människan

Persson, Ruthger (2008)
Archaeology
Abstract
The subject of this bachelor-level thesis in archaeology in the transition from archaic sapiens to anatomically modern humans, and what might have caused this transition. A part of the study aims to prove or disprove whether an increased consumption of shellfish might have caused this development. Another part of the essay deals with the connection of said evolution and the suggested emergence of cultural and ritual practices in South Africa circa 100 000 BP and an evaluation of the arguments concerning the aquatic ape hypothesis, and their usefulness for the subject.

The result of investigation of the theory about the increased consumption of marine resources as a probable cause of the last biological step of creating our species points... (More)
The subject of this bachelor-level thesis in archaeology in the transition from archaic sapiens to anatomically modern humans, and what might have caused this transition. A part of the study aims to prove or disprove whether an increased consumption of shellfish might have caused this development. Another part of the essay deals with the connection of said evolution and the suggested emergence of cultural and ritual practices in South Africa circa 100 000 BP and an evaluation of the arguments concerning the aquatic ape hypothesis, and their usefulness for the subject.

The result of investigation of the theory about the increased consumption of marine resources as a probable cause of the last biological step of creating our species points to the conclusion that it is a probable explanation. There is even some evidence that there could be a connection between consumption of marine resources and the "Out of Africa 2"-theory. It is harder to find a proven connection between the suggested emergence of cultural and ritual practices, even some evidence seems to strengthen the idea. Finally I find that the aquatic ape hypothesis might deserve some revaluation by researchers. This because makes sense in the original version by Alister Hardy and Max Westenhöfer if you put it in the context of a short period of our evolution that is connected to the emergence of Homo sapiens sapiens. (Less)
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author
Persson, Ruthger
supervisor
organization
year
type
M2 - Bachelor Degree
subject
keywords
Human evolution, shellfish, South Africa, MSA, Out of Africa 2, Aquatic Ape Hypothesis, Archaeology, Arkeologi
language
Swedish
id
1320359
date added to LUP
2008-05-13
date last changed
2008-05-13
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  abstract     = {The subject of this bachelor-level thesis in archaeology in the transition from archaic sapiens to anatomically modern humans, and what might have caused this transition. A part of the study aims to prove or disprove whether an increased consumption of shellfish might have caused this development. Another part of the essay deals with the connection of said evolution and the suggested emergence of cultural and ritual practices in South Africa circa 100 000 BP and an evaluation of the arguments concerning the aquatic ape hypothesis, and their usefulness for the subject.

The result of investigation of the theory about the increased consumption of marine resources as a probable cause of the last biological step of creating our species points to the conclusion that it is a probable explanation. There is even some evidence that there could be a connection between consumption of marine resources and the "Out of Africa 2"-theory. It is harder to find a proven connection between the suggested emergence of cultural and ritual practices, even some evidence seems to strengthen the idea. Finally I find that the aquatic ape hypothesis might deserve some revaluation by researchers. This because makes sense in the original version by Alister Hardy and Max Westenhöfer if you put it in the context of a short period of our evolution that is connected to the emergence of Homo sapiens sapiens.},
  author       = {Persson, Ruthger},
  keyword      = {Human evolution,shellfish,South Africa,MSA,Out of Africa 2,Aquatic Ape Hypothesis,Archaeology,Arkeologi},
  language     = {swe},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {När förmänniskan blev den moderna människan},
  year         = {2008},
}