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Unit 2; Lesson 1: Learning About Our Past
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What type of evidence would give a historian the best first-hand account of what occurred in the past?
What have anthropologists learned about how Homo habilis used the tools they fashioned?
Homo habilis used stone tools for cutting, scraping, chopping and sawing plants, animals, and wood.
What did Mary and Louis Leakey discover that affected our understanding of early hominids?
Hominids evolved in Africa, not Asia, as previously believed.
How do anthropologists use the absolute dating technique to study prehistory?
They measure the decay of carbon-14 in bone to determine the age of ancient human remains.
What evidence did Mary Leakey use to understand how early humans thought and felt?
footprints in volcanic ash
Which could an anthropologist learn by studying an archaeological site where many animal bones were found?
a place where people ate together
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