Complexity Digest 2002.13 - 06

01-Apr-2002

Excavations In Eastern Europe Reveal Ancient Human Lifestyles, Science Daily Mag, U. Colorado at Boulder Bookmark and Share

Excerpt: "It was critical for these people to adapt to cold climates in order to survive," said Hoffecker, an INSTAAR Fellow whose research has been funded by the Leakey Foundation, the National Science Foundation and the National Geographic Society.

The modern humans at Kostenki also were creating symbols, art and language, as evidenced by decorated and engraved figurines, as well as some supporting anatomical evidence, he said.

"There may have been a relationship between their ability to formulate and communicate concepts through language and their ability to manipulate their environment through complex technology," he said.