Construction of Shelters
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Human Uniqueness Compared to "Great Apes":
Highly variable in form, shelters from the elements are constructed by all or nearly all peoples. The antiquity of the activity is great. A site at Terra Amata, near Nice, France, attributed to Homo heidelbergensis and dated at 400k BP, contains remains that appear to have been shelters at a seasonal camp. The great apes build nests but not gibbons or siamangs. Those nests provide no shelter from the rain, but protect against ground predators.
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