Human-made objects like tools or jewelry
a people's unique way of life
Studies fossils and uses complex techniques to date ancient fossil remains
Specially trained scientists who work like detectives to uncover the story of prehistoric peoples
Humans and other creatures that walk upright
A US archaeologist that discovered Lucy
A 3.5 million year old fossil found by Mary Leakey
First human creature to walk upright, lived
A prehistoric period that lasted from 2,500,000 to 800 B.C during which people made use of stone tools and weapons-also called the old stone age
Thumb that enables grasping objects & using tools
..., The New stone age which went from about 8000 B.C to 3000 B.C. People who lived during this learned to polish stone tools, make pottery, grow crops, and raise animals.
..., Period of time when huge sheets of ice covered much of the earth's land, formed from ocean water, leaving ocean levels lower than they are now which exposed dry land that connected the continents.
First homind to use tools
First homind to develop technology
possibly exterminated Neanderthals (war, genocide), more advanced than Neanderthals with better technology., identical to modern humans in height, skull structure, tooth structure, and brain size
competed with Cro-Magnon
ways of applying knoweedge, tools and inventions meet certain needs or wants
Another word for modern humans
"hope of life"; 7million year old skull found; similar to chimpanzee; earliest human ancestor discovered
a cave in southwestern France that contains Paleolithic paintings
people with no permanent home; move from place to place in search of food,
early people who traveled from place to place, hunting and collecting food
This social revolution was also known as the New Stone Age where people changed from hunting and gathering food to domesticating animals and cultivating land as farmers.
slash and burn farming
is a method of land clearing for cultivation in which the forest is first cut down and then burned to add nutrients to the soil.
the taming of animals for human use, such as work or as food
The area where the first indications of human settlement are found in Iraq, including pottery and domesticated animals.
one of the world's first cities, the remains of this large city were found in 1958 in modern Turkey
a society in an advanced state of social development (e.g., with complex legal and political and religious organizations)
the development of skills in a specific kind of work
skilled workers who make goods by hand
an establishment consisting of a building or complex of buildings where an organization for the promotion of some cause is situated
people trained to write using the earliest forms of writing before literacy was widespread
Sumerian writing made by pressing a wedge-shaped tool into clay tablets
(archeology) a period between the Stone and Iron ages, characterized by the manufacture and use of bronze tools and weapons
an equal exchange
a rectangular tiered temple or terraced mound erected by the ancient Assyrians and Babylonians
an ancient city of Sumer located on a former channel of the Euphrates River