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Hominids
5 million years ago
Homo Sapiens
200,000 years ago
"wise human being"
Remains found in Germany and Europe
Homo Sapiens Sapiens
40,000 years ago
"wise, wise human being"
Appeared in Africa
What we are today
Characterized by small groups, self sustaining, lived in a hostile world
nomatic
depended on nature
Paleolithic Period
to 10,000 BC
"Old stone period"
Humans used tools
nomatic way of life
hunters, gatherers
Neolithic Period
begins around 10,000 BC
"new stone period"
sedentarization
Broad spectrum gathering
agriculture
domestication of women
sedentarization
Stopped being nomatic, settled down. Progress of making pernamnt settlesments
Broad Spectrum gathering
Stayed in same place year round where you can sustain self
Agriculture
Women did agricultre, not men because they were ones who cooked and knew what to gather
Domestication of animals
helped with preditors, source of good, source for exchange
Bronze Age
3,100-1,200 BC
Period where tools and weapons made of bronze
First cities
Mesopotamia
area between two rivers
Urbanization
The creation of urban cities
Assyria
Sumer: southern half of babylon