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Mesolithic

the period from 14,000 years ago to 5,500 years ago in Britain, characterized by the use of very small flint implements.
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It is very important in the Mesolithic period and seems to be used in a number of ways.
He added that the Archaeological milieu of the world knows very well that the sites of Balouchistan Plataea and high land of KPK, represents all cultural levels such as pastoral, early farming village communities and sedentary urbanized village life, which were the result of process of evolution from the Mesolithic period or stage lasting in this region from about at least 18,000 BC, known from Magdalenian painting and engraving and from some flint tools sites in region , transformed into Neolithic stage dated back to Mehrgarh dated back to 9,000-6,000 than Chalecothic and finally to the Mature Bronze Age stage dated back to 3000 BC.
The history of Sigiriya dates back to over 5000 years, to the Mesolithic period.
The archaeology of field systems, pollen and soil analysis, and related methods of study have demonstrated that modification of the forest landscape is apparent as far back as the Mesolithic period, and significant by the late Bronze Age, when the amount of woodland present had been reduced to little more than is found today.
The book, which was jointly written by Judi Thorpe and Mike Pinder, has been two years in the making as they scoured local history archives and back issues of the Huddersfield Daily Examiner to find out what major changes took place from the Mesolithic period onwards.
Now modern carbon dating techniques have revealed the site was used for burials as recently as 1,900BC, while other artefacts found, including ancient beads and pottery, may date back even further to the Mesolithic period - more than 10,000 years ago.
A new study by Carles Lalueza-Fox, researcher from the Spanish National Research Council (CSIC), in collaboration with the Centre for GeoGenetics (Denmark) found that La Brana 1, name used to baptize a 7,000 years old individual from the Mesolithic Period, had blue eyes and dark skin.
In their defence, I'd had it since 2007, which is the Mesolithic period in phone years.
Troubled Waters: A Social and Cultural History of Ireland's Sea Fisheries sketches a masterful outline of the industry since the Mesolithic period.
A 7m oval pit is all that remains of the dwelling, dated to the Mesolithic period around 10,250 years ago.
By beginning his chronological survey of sea fishing in Ireland in the Mesolithic period, Mac Laughlin traces its underdevelopment.
The most important references for the later Mesolithic period in the Ibenan Peninsula are the following: a) Portuguese shell middens, with abundant vestiges and many burials; b) the Ebro Basin, with over two dozen levels with clear Neolithic continuity, for a settlement apparently concentrated at its edges, and c) the Valencia region, with significant historiographical importance in the organization of industrial evolution and its temporal correlation (Fortea, 1973).