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dc.contributor.author Rolland, Nicolas en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2010-08-04T19:52:53Z en_US
dc.date.available 2010-08-04T19:52:53Z en_US
dc.date.issued 2004 en_US
dc.identifier.citation Rolland, N. 2004. Was the Emergence of Home Bases and Domestic Fire a Punctuated Event? A Review of the Middle Pleistocene Record in Eurasia. Asian Perspectives 43 (2): 248-80. en_US
dc.identifier.issn 1535-8283 (E-ISSN) en_US
dc.identifier.issn 0066-8435 (Print) en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10125/17212 en_US
dc.description.abstract The concept of a home-based land use strategy is fundamental for studying recent and prehistoric foraging populations. A proposed datum for the emergence of this behavior is set during later Middle Pleistocene times, around 400-350 kya, and temporally linked with the first established evidence for domestic fire making. Precise causes for this dual appearance remain obscure. Surveying the known Paleolithic record and contexts serves to identify possible factors and processes leading to this development. The emphasis here is on fire technology, particularly domestic fire making and uses, and fire's relationship with home base sensu lato characteristics, as contrasted with a previous land use system that reflects earlier primate patterns. Intentional bush and grassland burning could be components of this home base and domestic fire system. The issue of domestic fire and home base at Locality 1 in Zhoukoudian Cave is evaluated from the perspective of contemporaneous hominid behavior in Eurasia and Africa. KEYWORDS: fire production, home bases, Middle Paleolithic, East and Southeast Asia, Zhoukoudian Locality 1. en_US
dc.publisher University of Hawai'i Press (Honolulu) en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries Volume 43 en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries Number 2 en_US
dc.subject fire production en_US
dc.subject home bases en_US
dc.subject Middle Paleolithic en_US
dc.subject East and Southeast Asia en_US
dc.subject Zhoukoudian Locality 1 en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Prehistoric peoples--Asia--Periodicals. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Prehistoric peoples--Oceania--Periodicals. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Asia--Antiquities--Periodicals. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Oceania--Antiquities--Periodicals. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh East Asia--Antiquities--Periodicals. en_US
dc.title Was the Emergence of Home Bases and Domestic Fire a Punctuated Event? A Review of the Middle Pleistocene Record in Eurasia en_US
dc.type Article en_US
dc.type.dcmi Text en_US

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