Presentation on theme: "What is History?. Pre - history – the time before written records History – the written record of human actions Writing – c. 5,000 years ago or c. 3,000."— Presentation transcript:
What is History?
Pre - history – the time before written records History – the written record of human actions Writing – c. 5,000 years ago or c. 3,000 B. C. B. C. E. – Before the Common Era C. E. – Common Era
Old Stone Age – Paleolithic Middle Stone Age – Mesolithic New Stone Age – Neolithic Copper Age Bronze Age Iron Age Ages are named after the tools used Different areas were in these ages at different times. Therefore, you can ’ t accurately date something by using only the tools.
Matriarchal – women rule, usually have a mother - earth religion Patriarchal – men rule, usually have a sky - father religion Ma – usually farming Pa – usually hunters / shepards Neolithic Revolution – invention of farming Specialization of Labor – different people do different jobs People have time to think !!!
Archaeologists – use scientific techniques to find and study the remains left by pre - historic people to learn more about their culture Anthropologists – study the characteristics, customs, and relationships of different societies in order to learn about their origins and development Artifact – any object made by humans Society – any group of people who live together and share a common goal Culture – the total way of life that people in a society share.
Characteristics of Civilization – the development and use of a written language, advances in the arts and sciences, and the development of laws governing human behavior.
How does geography help civilization to grow? How does economic growth help civilization to grow? How does the growth of cities encourage civilization? How does gov ’ t. encourage civilization to grow? How does religion encourage civilization to grow?