Before Common Era
change in a kind of organism over time; process by which modern organisms have descended from ancient organisms
The old stone age 2.5 million - 8000 B.C. was known for the use of stone 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.
small Paleolithic statues of women with exaggerated sexual features
The time when human beings first domesticated plants and animals and no longer relied entirely on hunting and gathering
Slash and Burn Agriculture
a farming technique in which trees are cut down and burned to clear and fertilize the land
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
Paleolithic settlement in central Japan.
One society that took permanent settlement during the Paleolithic times. Few others settled permanently during this time. The Natufians settled near modern Israel and Jordan. They settled permanently because of their large food source (wild buckwheat and fishing).
A third society that settled permanently. They settled in the Pacific Northwest. They had sources of berries, acorns, and salmon.
extinct genus of African hominid
extinct species of primitive hominid with upright stature but small brain
the only surviving hominid
Homo Sapiens Sapiens
A species of the creatures Hominid who have larger brains and to which humans belong, dependent of language and usage of tools.
extinct robust human of Middle Paleolithic in Europe and western Asia
more advanced than Neanderthals with better technology.