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World Cultures

The History of World Societies: The Earliest Human Societies

An alloy of copper and tin -- it is called the "miracle metal" in the National Geographic video "Birth of Civilization" Bronze
They became extinct due to climate change and the arrival (and impact) of homo sapians Megafauna
Crop raising done without the benefit of animal traction Horticulture
The author of "Stone Age Economics" Marshall Sahlins
The modification of plants and animals by selective breeding Domestication
The first hominid to venture out of Africa Homo Erectus
This is where the !Kung live South Africa (Botswana)
A term applied to early homo sapiens in Europe Cro-Magnon
This is the home of the "hobbits" (homo floresiensis) Indonesia
The period during which humans began to rely on growing crops and herding animals for their food supply The Neolithic
The author of "The !Kung San: Men, Women, and Work in a Foraging Society" Richard Lee
The author of "Nisa: The Life and Words of a !Kung Woman" Marjorie Shostak
The author of "Land Filled with Flies: A Political Economy of the Kalahari" Edwin Wilmsen
The age where Humans relied on relied on foraging Paleolithic Era
The gathering of plants, trapping or catching of small animals and birds, and hunting of larger prey Foraging
The name given to the last 12 thousand years Holocene Epoch
Earliest land walking Primate Ardipithecus
Earliest Bipedal Primate Australopithecus
Walking on four legs Quadrupedal
Walking on two legs Bipedal
First in Genus Homo and to make stone tools Homo Habilis
Second Hominid to venture out of Africa Homo Sapien
Separated Homo Sapiens from other Homos A bigger Brain
The positive effects of a larger brain Language, Religion, Science, Philosophy, Organize into larger groups.
The negative effects of a larger brain Take more energy, Eat more, Painful Birth
Group of Homo Erectus in Europe Neanderthals
A group of "Hobbits" in the Indonesian Islands Homo Floresiensis
It once linked Siberia and Alaska The Bering Land Bridge
An Economic System based on herding cattle Pastoralism
A system of writing devised by the Sumerians Cuneiform
The god at the head of Babylon's pantheon Marduk
This branch of the Nile originates in Etheopia The Blue Nile
Their Invasion brought the end to Egypt's Middle Kingdom The Hyksos
The Hittites originated here, and spoke one of these languages Anatolia / Indo-European
This Seafaring people devised the first true photonic alphabet The Phoenicians
They conquered Mesopotamia (and the city of Baghdad) in the 13 century AD and laid it to waist The Mongols
This country fought a costly and bloody war in Iraq in the 1980's AD Iran
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