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Title

Comparing the Paleolithic Era in East Asia

Department

Honors College

College

Brooks College of Interdisciplinary Studies

Disciplines

Arts and Humanities

Abstract

During the Paleolithic Era humans migrated out of Africa and occupied all the continents except Antarctica. Although these Paleolithic communities all pursued the same foraging lifeways, the strategies and technologies they used varied considerably according to the different environments and climatic conditions humans were forced to adapt to. This paper considers similarities and differences in the experiences of early human communities in China, the Korean Peninsula, and the Japanese Archipelago, and the role of the environment in shaping lifeways and belief systems that continued to resonate in East Asian societies long after the Paleolithic had ended.

Conference Name

Association Annual Conference

Conference Location

Minneapolis

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