Bruxelles, P (2011) Climatic conditions, settlement patterns and cultures in the Paleolithic: The example of the Garonne Valley

(southwest France) Human Evolution, Volume 61, Issue 5, Pages 519-630

Keyword: Human Evolution Sources: ScienceDirect Journals

Shydaea Townes M678Y893 Sophomore- Communications

Moore-Jansen Anth 101 Biological Anthropology CRN: 11052 October 1, 2011

it was safely decided that a methodological issue wasn’t the issue. Over 15. Therefore. which showed that not all of the areas were searched of cultural traces during their erosion phases (Bruxelles. The methods used were systematic tests that occurred over large areas that cuts across numerous kilometers. In this they discuss the shared patterns of Paleolithic regions between the Massif Central and the Pyrenees.000 tests have been mulled over in the past ten years allowing geomorphological contexts (Bruxelles. gave any complimenting material to the Upper Paleolithic region. p 543) to be included in any archaeological remains. . p 540). More than a few Lower and Middle Paleolithic areas were discovered which proved to be a useful map. settlement patterns and cultures in the Paleolithic. In the end. These tests provided detailed promise for archaeological records. Their purpose was to tell about the division of two parts of this land and discuss various perspectives on who lived where and how things were influenced by several climatic conditions. archeologists were able to do research in different geomorphologic situations. Another goal was to understand the different terrain that was being studied. but only one test pit.Laurent Bruxelles and Marc Jarry are two researchers who wrote the journal Climatic conditions. This led the researcher to believe that a large part of the ancient layers covering the areas were removed. or south westerners of France. The Lower and Middle Paleolithic were found near the end of Garonne. not having enough research caused some problems. with the Upper Paleolithic in the Toulousain area being gone. southwest of Toulouse. Using up-to-date data from ancient tests.

and from this researchers reason that harsh climatic influences led this land to be inhabitable. In any case. a visual is also made ready for better understanding of the text. but it also gives maps and graphs so that even if words fail you. However. This section of the article gave different theories which led to more tests that resulted in cultural mosaic lands being examined and tested. Perhaps if a similar article was written in layman’s terms then the overall point could have gotten across. Even though the authors gave some background information of their research. . the content itself was too mature for the average audience.With various archaeological discoveries being made the absence of certain remains aren’t from observation biases or lack of knowledge. Not only does the article provide well attained information. As it was the authors did a decent job in their research and their delivery of the attained material. I found it to be quite difficult to read let alone comprehend. The topic human evolution is a peculiar one particularly because it can be very debatable and very controversial. making populations move to surrounding areas. Climatic conditions. This article was a interesting for the sole fact it included interesting topics such as climatic weather and the evolution of humans. I think people should never miss the opportunity of exploring and educating themselves on the different theories and propositions others may bring them. Bruxelles and Jarry also showed the Garonne Valley which proved to have several climatic variations in temperature and sea level. Upper Paleolithic and Middle Paleolithic jobs correspond with climatic advancement. With that being said. settlement patterns and cultures in the Paleolithic is one sure way to do it.

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