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Metal mixtures used to create improved tools and weapons is_____.
Alloys
Inhabited the Tigris-Euphrates valley.
Sumerians
Period of time before the development of writing.
Prehistory
About 8,000 B.C. to 5,000 B.C. is called the______.
Neolithic Period
Earliest homo sapiens are called_____.
Neanderthals
The oldest hominids known to manufacture tools.
Homo Habilis
Exchange of goods and ideas between people is called_____.
Cultural Diffusion
Earliest homo sapiens in Europe were_____.
Cro-Magnons
Studies fossil remains to learn about prehistory.
Paleontologist
The Old Stone Age is called the _____.
Paleolithic Period
Archaeologists would classify all of the following objects as artifacts EXCEPT...
A. Stone bed
B. Antelope skull
C. Metal blade
D. Remains of cooking pot
B. Antalope Skull
many archaeologists believe that writing developed from the record keeping of urban_____.
Priests
Many scientists dade the existence of humanlike creatures to about_____.
4.4 Million years ago
Homo erectus developed all of the following EXCEPT...
A. Ability to hunt w/ weapons
B. Ability to make barbed points
C. Ability to make clothing
D. Ability to make fire
B. The ability to make barbed points
The agricultural lifestyle led to the development of all of the following EXCEPT...
A. The Calendar
B. Rules of Inheritance
C. Land Boundries
D. Cooperative Hunting Groups
D. Cooperative Hunting Groups
The process by which people becom more proficient at earning a living by performing a single task is referred to as_____.
The specialization of labor
The loom and textile weaving were invented in the______.
Neolithic Period
The disappearance of Neanderthals was probably caused by______.
Intermarriage with homo sapiens
The Paleolithic Period is characterized by the use of______.
Stone Tools
Social standing in ancient cities can be measured by proximity to the______.
City Center
Cultural and lifestyle changes of the Neolithic Revolution were mostly caused by_____.
New agricutlural methods
The discovery of Cro-Magnons buried with daggers, proviedes evidence of______.
The existance of leaders
Astralopithecus, the earliest hominids, probably survived by____.
moving constantly in search of food
Creation myths have been found____.
in every civilization
The development of dikes, dams, and irrigation systems did all of the following EXCEPT...
A. provide a steadier flow of water
B. increase farmers' reliance on rainfall
C. ease destructive flooding
D. increase grain production
B. Increase farmers' reliance on rainfall
Lived from 1.6 million to 250,000 years ago.
Homo Erectus
Includes all humans and humanlike creatures.
Hominids
Wanderers were called_____.
Nomads
People living today are called____.
Homo Sapiens Sapiens
Marks and pictures representing products are_____.
Pictograms
Sites of Cro-Magnon cave paintings.
Lascaux
Study objects left behind by prehistoric people.
Archaeologists
Land bridge between Siberia and Alaska.
Bering
Probably home of the earliest humans.
Eastern and Southern Africa
Site of the earliest cities yet discovered
Tigris-Euphrates River Valley
Which of the following were nomadic hunter-gatherers who cared for their sick and aged?
A. Neanderthals
B. Homo Habilis
C. Sumerians
D. Homo Erectus
A. Neanderthals
Bronze became a favored material for tools and weapons because_____.
It could be given a sharp edge
Complex societies with advanced knowledge of farming, trade, government and art are called_____.
Civilizations
All of the following are innovations of the Neolithic Revolution EXCEPT...
A. domestication of dogs and oxen
B. use of graves for burials
C. improved food storage methods
D. the development of fertilizers
B. The use of graves for burials.
Bones found at the Hadar site indicate that hominids there_____.
Could walk upright
The development of agriculture occurred_______.
At various times in different parts of the world
The exchange of ideas and goods between different groups of people is called____.
Cultural Diffusion
Radiocarbon dating involves determining the age of artifacts by______.
Measuring the amount of radioactive element remaining
All of the following valleys are sites of early urban civilizations EXCEPT...
A. Tigris-Euphrates
B. Huang He
C. Nile River
D. Neander
D. Neander
The founding of Neolithic villages such as Jericho and Catal Hujuk was made possible by____.
the development of agriculture
Land bridges that allowed migrations between places now separated by water formed during______.
The ice ages
The first homo sapiens appeared about____.
200,000 years ago
Most neanderthals lived in_____.
Small groups of 35-50 people
The remains of early homo sapiens have been found____.
on almost every continent
A people's way of life, including diet, religieous beliefs is called____.
Culture