11 Jun What was unique about Paleolithic society as compared to Neolithic societies and also general assessment of the present modern era?
So many times, images depicted in cartoons and perpetrated by popular culture are that of cavemen dragging women around by their hair. Why you think that is the case? Then reflect closely upon those negative pre-conceptions of Paleolithic society (what they are and how those misconceptions came about –be sure you refer to primary source documents as well)? Why do you think this stereotype image of a hairy, grunting, overbearing caveman emerged and remains popular today? Is there any evidence that Paleolithic humans actually behaved that way? What evidence is there that they did not? What was unique about Paleolithic society as compared to Neolithic societies and also general assessment of the present modern era? What potentially positive features of Paleolithic society do you feel have been lost in our own society- juxtapose your writing with what you have learned so far about Paleolithic society? How might our attitudestoward the modern world influence our assessment of Paleolithic societies? How might the actual relationships between the observers and the observed peoples affect the writers’ perceptions of those peoples? How might those sources (chapter 1 in textbook and booklet) speak to us in the modern world (about social life, culture, creation, attitudes about relationships /marriage, death, art) or are they only of historical interest?