a period of time that refers to events or objects that date before the written record existed.
an object made by human beings; often refers to a primitive tool or other relic from an earlier period
the enduring behaviors, ideas, attitudes, and traditions shared by a large group of people and transmitted from one generation to the next.
The period of the Stone Age associated with the evolution of humans. It predates the Neolithic period.
The period of the Stone Age associated with the ancient Agricultural Revolution. It follows the Paleolithic period.
a member of a group that settles briefly in one place and then moves on to another
the taming of animals for human use
complex society with cities, organized government, art, religion, class divisions, and a writing system
Judeo-Christian Creation Story
traditions and beliefs shared by Jews and Christians that derive for the Old Testament of the Bible
Babylonian Creation Story
An inhabitant of ancient Babylon who believed the world came from many self-serving, violent and destructive gods who made the world for their pleasure and people for their slaves.
Big Bang Creation Story
the cosmic explosion that is hypothesized to have marked the origin of the universe
Chinese Creation Story
The theory that Phan Ku Hatched from an enormous egg and created the earth, and when he died his body became part of the earth
Hominids who are believed to have walked completely upright like modern people do, called "Upright Man".
"Wise Man" Same species as modern man. Migrated around the world and could create fire. Used a wide variety of tools
Early hominid that lived between 230,000 years ago and 30,000 years ago.
n. The branch of anthropology concerned with the systematic investigation of the relics of man.
the scientific study of the origins, cultural development, and customs of human beings
a science dealing with prehistoric life through the study of fossils