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What might artifacts reveal about ancient peoples?
Possible answers: Suggest how people dressed, what they did, or how they worshiped
List two characteristics of motion for the early hominids and explain their significance.
1.Walking upright, allowed them to travel distances more easily, spot threatening animals, and carry food and their children.
2.Opposable thumb, allowing the tip of the thumb to cross the palm of the hand, this enables tasks such as picking up small objects or making tools.
Scientists that study fossils are called?
What were three uses of fire for the Homo erectus people?
Fire provided warmth in cold climates, cooked food, and frightened away attacking animals.
Which group had larger brains, Homo sapiens or Homo erectus?
Homo sapiens
Describe how homo erectus differ from his predecessors.
Homo erectus had a more developed intellect allowing for the invention of more sophisticated tools for digging, scrapping and cutting. They were the first Hominids to migrate form Africa, use fire, and develop the beginnings of spoken language. These developments led to a greater control of his environment giving him a better chance of survival.
Which of the Hominids are more closely related to present day man?
B.Homo habilis
C.Homo erectus
A. Cro-Magnon
How did Neanderthal Man get his name?
His fossilized bone fragment were discovered in Neander Valley in Germany at a Lime Stone Rock Quarry.
Name two things that lead to the Agricultural Revolution.
1. Rising temperatures world wide.
2. Rich supply of grain.
When was Jarmo established?
About 9,000 years ago
True or False: Farming developed in Africa, China, and Mexico around the same time period.
How did agriculture change people's living environment?
Larger, more organized communities and permanent cities emerged.
True or False: A more complex and prosperous economy had no affect on the social structure of the village life.
During the New Stone Age, name three of the Gods the farming peoples worshiped.
The Gods and Goddesses who they believed had power over the rain, the wind, and other forces of nature.
What does Homo sapiens mean?
Wise men
People that wander from place to place are called what?
Nomadic groups whose food supply depends on hunting animals and collecting plants as food are called what?
The period when people began using bronze, rather than copper and stone, to fashion tools and weapons was known as :
A. Neolithic Age
B. Bronze Age
C. Paleolithic Age
Bronze Age
Civilization comes from the Latin word meaning what?
A way of trading goods and services without money is called:
A. ziggurat
B. domestication
C. barter
D. culture
C. barter