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The Paleolithic period (2,000,000 years ago to 11,000 years ago) has a rather varied archaeological record - partially owing to the transitional processes that took place within its subdivisions (Lower Paleolithic: 2,000,000 years ago to 120,000 year ago;Middle Paleolithic: 300,000 years ago to 30,000 years ago; and Upper Paleolithic: 40,000 year ago to 11,000 year ago). These transitional times are not "set in stone" since new archaeological evidence can move these transition dates significantly. Becaue of this, the changes that characterize the end of one phase and the beginning of another merits a closer examination and treatment. This sourcebook addresses the different transitional processes by examinating the nature and extent of behavioural changs, cultural patterns and differences that have been attributed to them. It brings together a global body of research and compares differing theoretical perspectives on the transitions - not only to compare and discuss results from...