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W. History 11 Unit 1

Chapter 1 (Early Humans)

Essay Question: Describe Catal Huyuk. Was it a civilization? How do you know? Essay Question: What were some major changes that took place during the Neolithic Revolution?
The age when simple tools were used. Humans acquired food by following animal migrations and understanding how and where vegetation grows (no agriculture yet.) Paleolithic Age (Old Stone Age)
At what rate did Homosapiens spread across the world? two-three miles per generation
Homo sapiens: Subspecies that all humans belong to.
Homo erectus (upright human being) first early humans to make fire
Civilization: "complex culture." What are the 6 characteristics? cities, governments, religion, social structure, writing
What did early man use that marked a new level of *human control over the environment?* metals
Polytheism: Belief in many gods/godesses
artifacts man made objects of early people, such as tools, pottery, paintings, and weapons.
homo-habilis "handyman"
Nomads... ...move from place to place. They had to follow the food: Where it was growing, and animal migration.
Hominids early human-like creatures that walk upright and have opposable thumbs
They found bones, tools, and fossils in the Olduvai Gorge. Mary and Louis B. Leakey
Anthropology study of human life and culture
Paliolithic Old Stone Age
What was the major change that marked the NEOLITHIC REVOLUTION? Systematic Agriculture: Growing crops and taming animals (no longer hunting and gathering.)
Study of past societies through what they left behind Archeology
What is Catal Huyuk known for? Neolithic Farming Village. Food surplus meant that they could do things other than farming.
Neanderthals were... ...the first to bury their dead.
Prehistory: Before writing.
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