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thermoluminescence dating
can date back 200,000 years by measuring the light given off by electrons around the object
radiocarbon dating
can date back only 50,000 years by measuring the about of radiocarbon left in the object
homninids
first human
australopithcines
"southern apes" type of hominids
homoerectus
"upright human being"
homo sapiens
"wise human being" came after homoerectus
neaderthals
a type of homo sapiens who were the first to bury the dead
homo sapiens sapiens
"wise wise human being" closest to todays humans
paleolithic age
"old stone" 2,500,000 to 10,000 B.C. when humans used simple stone tools
nomadic
people who move place to place
neolitic revolution/age
a time when people switched from hunting animals and gathering food, to keeping animals and growing food
mesolitic age
taming of animals and growing of food
neolithic farming villages
early towns based on farming
archaeology
the study of past societies using what they have left behind
anthropologists
use artifacts to study how people lived