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Paleolithic and Neolithic Revolution


the study of early people by examining their remains and tools


object made by humans


the study of the cultural development of humans


a way of life; the shared understandings that exist within social groups


the study of written records

"Out of Africa" theory

theory which postulates that early man developed in Africa and migrated throughout the world from there

Paleolithic Age

humans grouped in small nomadic societies, no written records, simple stone tools

Neolithic Age

agriculture, domestication of animals, permanent settlements, smelting of copper ore

8 Features of a Civilization

job specialization, art and architecture, writing, social classes, cities, public works projects, religion, government

4 Early River Valley Civilizations

Egypt (Nile River), Mesopotamia (Tigris and Euphrates Rivers), Harappa (Indus River), China (Huang He River)

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