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(Willis)Early Humans

(Willis) Early Humans

Historians have identified the basic characteristics of civilization as Cities, governments, religion, social structure, writing, and art
Paleolithic peoples were nomads because they had to search for new food sources
The ability to acquire food on a regular basis meant humans could stop being nomads and settle in communities
The Paleolithic Age is when humans used simple stone tools
The use of this allowed Paleolithic people to scare away wild animals, stay warm, & cook their food Fire
Which Neolithic development led to an increased population and job specialization? learning to farm
Before civilizations could develop, people needed to have their basic needs for these met food & water
Who studies artifacts and fossils to help them understand the past? Archaeologists
Which event marked the beginning of history? the beginning of written language
The difference between historians and archaeologists is that archaeologists study ancient items while historians study written records
Why do archaeologists study artifacts and fossils to learn about ancient civilizations? They do not have written records
People who study and write about the human past are called historians
Anthropology is the study of human life and culture
The period before writing was developed Prehistory
The use of fire by early humans reminds us that sometimes they adapted by changing the environment
The Neolithic Age is sometimes called the New Stone Age
The Neolithic Revolution can best be described as the growing of crops and the taming of food-producing Animals
The six characteristics of civilizations are cities, governments, ____, social structure, writing, and art. religion
Paleolithic peoples were nomads because they had no choice but to follow animal migrations and vegetation cycles
Skilled workers who made metal products, cloth, or pottery are called Artisans
Times of extreme cold when great sheets of ice covered parts of the earth were the Ice Ages
____ study artifacts and fossils to help them understand the past. Archaeologists
Taming an animal or plant for use by humans is called Domestication
The real change in the Neolithic Revolution was the shift from hunting and gathering to systematic agriculture
Food surpluses in the Neolithic farming village of Çatal Hüyük made it possible for people to do things other than farming
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