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[[es:El Paleolítico en la Era Cuaternaria o Pleistoceno]]
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The Paleolithic is the most ancient and long stage of
history of humanity. The men were nomadic and devoted to gathering and hunting. They had to adapt to several important [[Climate changes during the Paleolithic|weather changes]].
The denomination that geology gives to this time period is Quaternary or Pleistocene. Thanks to the research of geology we know that there were great [[Climate changes during the Paleolithic|weather changes]] during this period: are
those known as alternation between glacial and interglacial periods. These changes in climate forced early humans to continuous adaptations to the environment. They favored migrations and the development of techniques for survival.
The archaeological sources that we can use to study the Paleolithic are:
* [[Paleolithic human fossils|'''Human fossils''']].
Different races, must differentiate its location in geography and of course the temporary space in which they lived.* [[Instruments or tools made by man during the Paleolithic|'''Tools and instruments''']] that have been recovered, usually made of stone or bone allows us to get to know every human species, their behavior and skills.* [[Art of the Paleolithic|'''Art''']] who created the human populations of the Paleolithic. Its purpose is always in discussion, but there is no doubt that of the artistic genius of many of the creators of the works that have come down to us.
During the Paleolithic man was transformed as a
species, evolved from the forms more primitive similar to primates and gradually acquired the characteristics of modern man. It is the time of mankind more difficult to interpret and study, because the information that reaches us makes it fragmented. It's like having a great book that we can only read small fragments which should be sufficient to know our history.
The Paleolithic stage =Traditionally are separated based on the type of tools and supplies that archaeology has unearthed Paleolithic in three stages:
Palaeolithic ==It is the oldest stage, including the culture of pebbles, the Acheliense culture and Abbevillian and the Clactonian culture. It's the first steps in the techniques of transformation of the stone tools.
Palaeolithic ==It is formed mainly by the mousterian culture.
== Upper Paleolithic ==