Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Cro-Magnon: Animal hunting

The Cro-Magnon lived during period encompassing what archeologists refer to as Aurignacian and Magdalenian cultural eras which hit their peaks respectively about 20,000 and 12,000 years ago.

Evidence from skeleton remains, tools and weapons show that Cro-Magnon was a hunter and fisherman of skill. The animals were the game for which Cro-Magnon hunters looked: reindeer, bison, cattle, deer and horses.

Cro-Magnons were well equipped with all of the necessary weapons for a successful hunt, but in spite of all their powers and equipment they knew that they would face extremely dangerous animal s that could cost them their lives.

Scientists believed that not only did the Cro-Magnon hunter have an understanding of the behavior and the patterns of the animals they hunted, they also understood the qualities of the raw materials that certain animals would provide for tool and weapon making.

During this era, man appears to have had a grasp of the properties of the materials they used and experimented with various spear shapes and bases throughout the Late Ice Age.
Cro-Magnon: Animal hunting

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