World History: Test One (made by jrauterkus)
Terms in this set (50)
before common era
the group that includes humans and earlier human-like creatures
scientists who study the remains of hominid skeletons and determine what they looked like and how they lived
things made by and used by humans
scientists who study artifacts and learn about ancient people & their cultures
beliefs and way of life developed by a group of people
When did the universe begin?
14 billion years ago
When did the sun and solar system form?
5 billion years ago
When did life on earth begin?
4 billion years ago
Which continent did the early hominids live on?
How old are the earliest hominids?
6 million years old
type of hominid that appeared about 4.4 million years ago
Where did the ardipithecus live?
What did the ardipithecus eat?
fruits and nuts
When was the ardipithecus discovered?
type of hominid that appeared about 4 million years ago
Where did the austrabpithecus live?
What did the austrabpithecus eat?
nuts, roots, and other wild plants
a hominid skeleton found in Hadar, Ethiopia by Donald Johansson
"Lucy" is an example of what hominid?
appeared about 2 1/2 million years ago
The Homo Habilis was one of the first hominids who made what?
The appearance of the stone tool marks the beginning of what era?
appeared about 1 1/2 millions years ago
Homo Erectus had a larger _______ than the Homo Habilis?
Homo Erectus used and made what?
early type of human-like hominid
Neanderthals lived around when?
200,000-35,000 years ago
term for our own genus and species
early type of homo sapiens
belief that God created humans and all species just as they are today. They have not changed.
belief that humans and other species evolved naturally without a creator
Deistic or Theistic evolution
belief that humans and other species evolved from earlier species the way scientists believe they did, but that the process was guided by God or a Supreme Being
period of colder climate and increased ice
Paleolithic Age-Old Stone Age
2 1/2 million yr. ago - 12,000 yr. ago
Mesolithic Age- Middle Stone Age
12,000 yr. - 10,000 yr. ago
Neolithic Age- New Stone Age
10,000 yr. ago 4,000 yr ago
People in the Paleolithic Age
-used stone tools
-lived in small groups
-lived in caves or very simple shelters
-eventually spread through most parts of the world
In the Mesolithic Age there were more sophisticated tools and weapons including
-bow and arrow
first domesticated animal
Neolithic Agricultural Revolution
-changed from gathering to producing
Early crops in the Neolithic Age included:
wheat, barley, rice, and millet
Early domesticated animals in the Neolithic Age included:
sheep, goats, and cattle
Early towns and cities
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