Chapter 13. Origin and Dispersal of Modern Humans. Chapter Outline. Approaches to Understanding Modern Human Origins The Earliest Discoveries of Modern Humans Technology and Art in the Upper Paleolithic Summary of Upper Paleolithic Culture. Homo sapiens sapiens.
Origin and Dispersal of Modern Humans
A large core is selected.
The top portion is removed by use of a hammerstone.
The objective is to create a flat surface called a striking platform.
The core is struck by use of a hammer and punch (made of bone or antler) to remove the long narrow flakes (called blades).
The blades can also be removed by pressure flaking.