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Palaeontology

Stone Age social networking similar to ours

By T.K. Randall
February 1, 2012 · Comment icon 8 comments



Image Credit: sxc.hu
Strip away all of the mod cons we all live with and we aren't so socially different from our ancestors.
By studying an industrially isolated group in Tanzania, scientists were able to compare their social interactions with those of people living in more developed parts of the world. What they found revealed that even without the internet, cell phones and other modern technologies, social interactions between humans remain practically identical.
If you ever sit back and wonder what it might have been like to live in the late Pleistocene, youíre not alone. Thatís right about when humans emerged from a severe population bottleneck and began to expand globally.


Source: Wired | Comments (8)


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Comment icon #1 Posted by Halloween78 12 years ago
I've actually seen pics of cave drawings in which they passive-aggressively insult one another.
Comment icon #2 Posted by Eldorado 12 years ago
Cavebook!
Comment icon #3 Posted by highdesert50 12 years ago
This research has bearing on the concept of psychological resiliency. Current research shows a strong relationship between those individuals with identified social networks and that of personal resiliency -- the ability to deal with stressful situations in a manner that allows for personal growth. Distinguish between social networking a la facebook with that of a social network where individuals have identifiable attributes that are deemed essential to success.
Comment icon #4 Posted by Freshness 12 years ago
I heard they would throw Human feces at one another as jokes!
Comment icon #5 Posted by Fluffybunny 12 years ago
There was this documentary that I saw once regarding stone age life that was pretty amazing and detailed. Apparently many of the men of the period would actually have jobs similar to what we have today, and not be hunters like you would think. According to this documentary some of the men of this community would go to work in a pit that made rocks for construction I believe. The man focus of the documentary was called "Fred", and he had a mate that was known as "Wilma". There was a larger circle of "friends" and they spent time together. Pretty good story, and I never got to see it all, but it... [More]
Comment icon #6 Posted by Aus Der Box Skeptisch 12 years ago
There was this documentary that I saw once regarding stone age life that was pretty amazing and detailed. Apparently many of the men of the period would actually have jobs similar to what we have today, and not be hunters like you would think. According to this documentary some of the men of this community would go to work in a pit that made rocks for construction I believe. The man focus of the documentary was called "Fred", and he had a mate that was known as "Wilma". There was a larger circle of "friends" and they spent time together. Pretty good story, and I never got to see it all, but it... [More]
Comment icon #7 Posted by Fluffybunny 12 years ago
Oh God your killing me!!! Lmao
Comment icon #8 Posted by Device 12 years ago
There was this documentary that I saw once regarding stone age life that was pretty amazing and detailed. Apparently many of the men of the period would actually have jobs similar to what we have today, and not be hunters like you would think. According to this documentary some of the men of this community would go to work in a pit that made rocks for construction I believe. The man focus of the documentary was called "Fred", and he had a mate that was known as "Wilma". There was a larger circle of "friends" and they spent time together. Pretty good story, and I never got to see it all, but it... [More]


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