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hominids first appeared when
4,400,000 BC
homo habilis makes the first tool when
2,500,000 BC
homo sapiens appear
200,000 BC
invention of writing is when
5,500 years ago
time before people developed writing
prehistory
ancestors of humans
hominids
measure of how much radioactive carbon has decayed in organic remains..
radiocarbon dating
Lucy was found where? by who? when?
Hadar, Ethiopia
Dr. Donald Johanson
1974
"southern ape", 3.5 to 5.0 feet tall, walked on 2 legs, large faces, small brains, flat noses, large teeth
Australopithecus
homo habilis, homo erectus, homo sapien
"person with ability"
"person with walks upright"
"person who thinks"
response to ice age
(3 things)
migration, fire, clothing
the skils and useful knowledge available to them for collecting material and making the objects necessary for survival
technology
paleolthic era
-when and when ended
-who and what did they make
2.5 million years ago to 1200 BC
homo habilis-made first tools
mesolithic era
-start and end
12000 BC to 8000 BC
neolithic era start and end
8000 to 5000 BC
age of earth
4-6 billion years ago
age of cell life
3 billion years ago
age of dinosaurs
240 million years ago
dinosaurs disappeared
6 million years ago
date of first humans
2.5 million years ago
pre history
time before writing
AD=?
anno domini (year of the lord)
people who learn about people by excavating remains
archeologists
objects made by humans
artifacts
people who study fossils
paleontologists
where was lucy found
olduvai gorge in Hadar, Ethiopia
name 3 things homo habilis did
crude stone tools, limited speech, food gathering and scavanging
name 4 thigs homo erectus did
fire, tools, hunting, language
name 5 things neanderthals did
spear points, caves and shelters, planned buriels, care for weaker in community
name 4 things cromagnons did
more tools, pottery, cooperative hunt, cave paintings
which homo was first to migrate
homo erectus
did neanderthals believe in afterlife
yes
we are all desendents of...
cromagnons
who first used pottery,who wre the first to do cave paintings
cromagnons
-prosperous and skilled; 60,000 people, volcanic rock, decorated their walls, prayed to several different gods
catal Huyuk
what caused villages to grow into cities
written language
name 5 places of civilization
tigris and euphrates in iraq, nile in africa, indus river valley in india, huange he in china
6 charachteristics of civilizations
specialized labor, social class, centers of trade, written language, government, organized religion
study of tracks and traces left in caves by humans or other animals
ichnology
the first culture of the upper paleolithic time period (homo sapiens)
aurigriacian period
crystal that forms in caves because of the evaporation of water charged with carbonates
calcite
2 things they found suprising about Pont D'Arc
art skills and animals painted