Holocene radiometric dating
Even so, the Bhimbetka cupules are four times older than the Blombos Cave art, which is the next oldest site of Stone Age art.
The two prehistoric caves where the world's earliest art was found, are located in the Madhya Pradesh region of central India.
At the time when Darwin was writing, there was only the most rudimentary sort of a fossil record to support his view, and he was further hindered by the use of the term man to stand for the human species as a whole.
As that word suggests, there was a tendency to conceive of males as typifying the human condition.
In the 4th century BC, the Greek philosopher Plato somewhat flippantly defined "man" as an erect and featherless biped.
Subsequently Diogenes the Cynic, in an equally flippant fashion, displayed a plucked chicken and declared, "Here is Plato's man." Plato's student, Aristotle, also was concerned with verbal definitions and distinctions, but he went on to describe the natural world in a matter-of-fact fashion that has earned him recognition as the founder of the biological sciences.
From long before the time of the ancient Greeks, human beings were generally recognized as members of the animal world.
How can we use radio- and geo-chemical studies of the recent sedimentary record to assess topics such as earthquake and tsunami hazard, coastal and shelf-sea processes, sea-level change and its sedimentary impacts, and environmental pollution and degradation?
How can we use naturally-occurring geo- and radio-chemical reactions to develop cost-effective and novel ways of dealing with our legacy of environmental pollution (including nuclear industry and military legacy pollution), and with currently emerging contaminants?
Obviously, females are of equal importance to the survival of the human species, and, somewhat belatedly, the field of biological anthropology has come to realize that males and females require equal attention if the phenomenon of humankind and how it emerged from its nonhuman predecessors is ever to be understood.
It came as something of a surprise when scientists determined that human beings share almost 99 percent of their genetic material with chimpanzees.
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Figure 1 shows a map of the location of the moraine arches.