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Human Origins ch1

Culture Refers to A society's knowledge, art, beliefs, customs, and values.
Artifacts Objects that people in the past made or used, such as coins, pottery, and tools.
Mary Leaky Found skull fragments in East Africa that were more than 1.75 million years old.
Hominid Refers to humans and early humanlike beings that walked upright.
Donald Johanson Found a partial Australopithecine skeleton.
Louis Leaky Found a hominid fossil in Olduvai Gorge, located in Tanzania.
Paleolithic Period A period where people mainly made tools from stone.
Nomads Someone who moves from place to place as they follow migrating animals.
Hunter-Gatherers Someone who hunts, fishes, and gathers wild plants, berries, nuts, and other foods.
Animism The belief that all things in nature have spirits.
Neolithic Era The era where more sophisticated tools were made.
Domestication The selective growing or breeding of plants and animals to make them more useful to humans.
Pastoralists People who ranged over wide areas and kept herds of livestock on which they depended for food and other items.
Megaliths Huge stones, for burial or spiritual purposes.
Bronze Age The era where people started to make items from Bronze.
Division Of Labor The economic arrangement in which each worker specializes in a particular task or job.
Artisans Skilled craftspeople who devoted their time to crafts such as basketry, carpentry, metalwork, or pottery
Cultural Diffusion The spread of ideas, beliefs, customs, and technology from one culture to another.
Neolithic Revolution The shift to farming.
Traditional Economy Economic decisions made based on customs, traditions, and rituals.
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