a student of the earliest humans and the setting in , Someone who studies early humans by looking at fossils and skeletal remains.
an interpretive story of the past that cannot be verified historically but has a deep moral message
a hierarchial ordering people into groups, fixed from birth, based on their inherited ritual status and determining whom they may marry and eat with.
the philosophical study of final causes or purposes, teleology refers especially to any system that interprets nature or the universe as having design or purpose
a model of reality representing one viewpoint
the most widespread of all prehistoric hominids, and the most similar to humans. evolved about 2 million years ago
the practice by which a person iscompelled to choose a martial partner from outside his/her own group or clan
religious specialists who possessed supernatural powers, communicated with the gods and nature spirits, invoked divine aid on behalf of their communities, and informed their companions of their gods' will
an extinct species of upright East African hominid having some advanced humanlike characteristics, dated as being from about 1.5 million to more than 2 million years old and proposed as an early form of Homo leading to modern humans.
the species of bipedal primates to which modern humans belong, characterized by a brain capacity averaging 1400 cc (85 cubic in.) and by dependence upon language and the creation and utilization of complex tools.
an extinct genus of small-brained,large-toothed bipedal hominids that lived in Africa between one and four million years ago.
150,000-30,000 years ago, culture, speech likely, spirituality,omnivore, brainsize: 1450cc, europe/middle east(western asia)
change over time
Also called glacial period, ice age. the geologically recent Pleistocene Epoch, during which much of the Northern Hemisphere was covered by great ice sheets
A region of the Middle East arching across the northern part of the Syrian Desert and extending from the Nile Valley to the Tigris and Euphrates rivers. The civilizations of Egypt, Phoenicia, Assyria, and Babylonia developed in this area, which was also the site of numerous migrations and invasions.