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Which are the major palaeolithic sites?

Which are the major palaeolithic sites?

7 Must-See Palaeolithic Sites of India 118

  • Pahalgam Valley in Jammu-Kashmir.
  • Bhimbetka Shelters and Cave Paintings in Madhya Pradesh.
  • Attirampakkam near Chennai in Tamil Nadu.
  • Didwana near Nagaur District in Rajasthan.
  • Belan Valley in Uttar Pradesh.
  • Hunasagi Village in Karnataka.

Where were the early Palaeolithic sites found?

1. Lower Paleolithic extended to B. C. In India its sites were discovered in Punjab, Kashmir, UP, Rajasthan etc. 2. Upper Paleolithic extended from Upper Paleolithic (40,000–8000 BC).

What are Paleolithic sites?

Paleolithic Period, also spelled Palaeolithic Period, also called Old Stone Age, ancient cultural stage, or level, of human development, characterized by the use of rudimentary chipped stone tools.

What are factory sites in the Palaeolithic Age?

Factory Sites: Places where people could get plenty of stones for making tools were used as sites for making the tools. Such places are called factory sites. At some places, people also lived at such factory sites. Such sites are called habitation-cum-factory sites.

Which type of tools were used in Mesolithic Age?

Backed blade, core, point, triangle, lunate and trapeze are the main Mesolithic tools. However, some tools used earlier, like scraper, burin and choppers, continue.

How long did Paleolithic humans live?

First and foremost is that while Paleolithic-era humans may have been fit and trim, their average life expectancy was in the neighborhood of 35 years. The standard response to this is that average life expectancy fluctuated throughout history, and after the advent of farming was sometimes even lower than 35.

What are the 3 main characteristics of Paleolithic Age?

What are 5 characteristics of the Paleolithic era?

  • Nomadic.
  • Depended totally on the environment for food (women= gatherers/men=hunter)
  • Used simple tools.
  • Learned to build fires.
  • Kept records and communicated using cave paintings.
  • Belief in the afterlife- started to bury the dead.

What two tools did Mesolithic man?

The axeheads were fixed into a wooden handle and used like axes today. The flint core was the raw material from which other tools could be made. Scrapers were used for cleaning animal skins in the process of making leather. Burins were used for carving or engraving wood and bone, like a chisel.

What new tools did Mesolithic man use?

In the late Mesolithic and early Neolithic small circular scrapers became more widely used. They are sometimes known as thumb scrapers or horseshoe scrapers as in the following examples. A late Mesolithic or early Neolithic thumbscraper, retouched around much of the circumference.