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What is evolution?
The gradual, slow process in which something changes into a different and usually more complex or better form.
The family of mankind is known as what?
have evolved over time to become the humans we are today.
What happened about 65 million years ago?
Dinosaurs became extinct.
The first human-like hominids appeared around.....?
3-4 million years ago
Early hominids could stand upright and walk on two legs. This means that they were what?
Bi - pedal
Who was LUCY?
The skeletal remains of a young girl found in Ethiopia, Africa. Scientists estimated she was around 20 when she died and she weighed about 50 pounds. They concluded she was approximately 3 million years old.
Who was ARDI?
Ardi was another female skeleton found just 46 miles from where Lucy was discovered. Ardi was discovered in 1992. Ardi is estimated to be about 4 million years old.
Homo Habilis's nickname is?
Approximately when did Homo Habilis make and begin to use primitive tools?
About 2.5 million years ago.
Homo erectus was also known as...?
Upright Man's weapons and tools included....?
Axes, knives, and FIRE
What were the seven most popular uses for fire?
Camping location, Warmth, Protection, Light, Improved weapons, Cooking, and Social Life.
What did Upright Man do about one million years ago?
They gradually left Africa.
What allowed Upright Man to gradually leave Africa?
The Ice Age allowed man to travel over giant walkways of frozen ice to different continents.
Cro-Magnon man perfected the art of this to capture and kill game?
Throwing a spear
Why was the spear an important weapon for the Cro-Magnons?
It allowed them to stalk and attack animals from long range to prevent injury to themselves.
What colors were popular in Cro-Magnon cave drawings/paintings?
Yellow/tan, dark red, coal black.
The Neanderthals may have been the first people to....?
prepare their dead for the possibility of an afterlife.
Early people who wandered with no permanent home
"New Stone Age"; About 10,000 years ago marked by advances in the production of stone tools. Shift from hunting and gathering to agriculture
domestication of animals
the taming of animals and plants for human use, such as work or as food
The gradual change in a species over time
The period of the Stone Age associated with the evolution of humans. It predates the Neolithic period.
5 features of a civilization
stable food supply, specialization of labor, a system of government, social levels, and a highly developed culture that includes art, religion, music, and law
Prehistory vs. History
Prehistory - no written documents; History: written proof of history
economic system in which one set of goods or services is exchanged for another -- money-less
the science or practice of farming, including cultivation of the soil for the growing of crops and the rearing of animals to provide food, wool, and other products.
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