The Lascaux Caves: The Great Leap Forward

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Refined weapons such as barbed harpoons, darts, spears, and bows and arrows emerged following “The Great Leap Forward”. The development of such weapons facilitated hunting and consumption of large, meat-bearing animals such as boars, deer, horses and bison. The impact associated with advanced weapons is hugely significant considering that it presented an easier means of obtaining food and in turn furthering the lifespan/health of the Homo sapiens sapiens. The Lascaux Caves paintings (imaged) date back to 15 000 B.C.E.While their literal meanings can only be hypothetical, they certainly indicate the rise of creative expression; an advanced humanly trait. More importantly, the extensive time and measures that must have been taken in order

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