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Content Vocabulary - Chapter 1
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the process of becoming adapted to an environment; an anatomical, physiological, or behavioral change that improves a population's ability to survive
Any of several extinct humanlike primates that lived from about 4 million years ago to 750,000 years ago. The name means "southern ape", which refers to the area in Africa where they were primarily found. The most famous of the fossil remains was given the nickname of Lucy.
walking upright on two legs
(intellectual skills) that include problem solving, decision making, critical thinking, and creativity
change in a kind of organism over time; process by which modern organisms have descended from ancient organisms
primate that walks upright, has opposable thumbs, and possesses a large brain; only living members are humans
extinct species of primitive hominid with upright stature but small brain
the mental faculty or power of vocal communication
the movement of persons from one country or locality to another
A nomadic agricultural lifestyle based on herding domesticated animals; tended to produce independent people capable of challenging sedentary agricultural societies.
The changover from hunter gatherers to agriculture. Applications of human labor and tools to a fixed area of land for more than one growing cycle
group of similar organisms that can breed and produce fertile offspring
extinct robust human of Middle Paleolithic in Europe and western Asia
Ice Age Affluence
Leisure time led to -> cave art and elements of civilization like art, social class, numbers, spiritual life
a creation (a new device or process) resulting from study and experimentation
hunting and gathering
The process of living that involves hunting for meat, gathering edible produce, and traveling frequently.
in societies practicing shamanism: one acting as a medium between the visible and spirit worlds
Actions or processes that involve the entire world and result in making something worldwide in scope
the only surviving hominid. species to which modern man belongs; bipedal primate having language and ability to make and use complex tools; brain 1400 cc
The tangible, physical items produced and used by members of a specific culture group and reflective of their traditions, lifestyles and technologies.
the earliest member of the genus Homo, found on sites dating between 2.5 and 1.6 million years ago by Louis and Mary Leakey. Means "handy man" and could use simple pebble tools.
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