A region stretching from the Persian Gulf northwest up the Tigris and Euphrates rivers and west over to the Mediterranean Sea
The region at the crest of a mid-ocean ridge, where new crust is being formed by seafloor spreading.
the branch of astrophysics that studies the origin and evolution and structure of the universe
second part of the Stone Age beginning about 750,00 to 500,000 years BC and lasting until the end of the last ice age about 8,500 years BC
latest part of the Stone Age beginning about 10,000 BC in the middle east (but later elsewhere)
Site on Jordan River (Israel), on natural corridor out of Afr. No hominid fossils, but stone tools similar to those from E Afr (Oldowan), and many Afr mammal bones, ~1.5-1.6 myr.
inhabited parts of Europe and Asia about lived from about 350,000 to 30,000 years ago
One of the Middle Paleolithic sites in Israel where modern human skeletons have been found
Neanderthal burial site--individual buried in cave with flowers (pollen)
Evidence of compassion--individual was previously horribly wounded, but survived--had to have been taken care of by someone
A large neolithic city in modern Turkey. The first city ever. They used stone and bone for tools but died out before metal was used. It was from 6500BCE-5700BCE.
a drawing which outlines the surface of the land showing the height and depths of hills and valleys.
the doctrine that reality consists of two basic opposing elements, often taken to be mind and matter (or mind and body), or good and evil
the monotheistic religion of the Jews having its spiritual and ethical principles embodied chiefly in the Torah and in the Talmud
A map showing the areal distribution, configuration, or aspect of a stratigraphic unit or surface, such as an isopach map or a lithofacies map.
The sacred book of Christianity, a collection of ancient writings including the books of both the Old Testament and the New Testament.