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1 Bell-Ringer Response On which of the following continents were the oldest human remains found in 1974? On which of the following continents were the oldest human remains found in 1974? A. Europe A. Europe B. Africa B. Africa C. Asia C. Asia

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3 Understanding Our Past Foldable I. Studying The Past (4 things) pg.4-5 I. Studying The Past (4 things) pg.4-5 II. Investigating Prehistory (6 things) pg. 5-7 II. Investigating Prehistory (6 things) pg. 5-7 III. Discoveries in Africa and Beyond (8 things) pg III. Discoveries in Africa and Beyond (8 things) pg. 8-10

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7 Foundations of Civilizations: Section 1 Note Taking Transparency 49A

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10 Australopithecines (Africa)- Seven to Two million years ago.

11 Homo Habilis (Africa)- Around 2 million years ago

12 Homo Erectus (Africa, Asia, Europe)- Around Two Million years ago. Probably the first to learn how to use fire.

13 Homo Sapiens (Everywhere)- 250,000 to 100,000 years ago. Neanderthals- Only in Europe and Asia. Disappeared around 50,000-30,000 years ago. Early Modern Humans- Us

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15 Skills and Beliefs of the Old Stone Age Also called the Paleolithic Period Also called the Paleolithic Period Early people were nomads, or people who move place to place to find food. Early people were nomads, or people who move place to place to find food. Typically, around people lived in small bands or groups. Typically, around people lived in small bands or groups. Men-hunted, Women/Children-gathered Men-hunted, Women/Children-gathered

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18 Around 100,000 years ago some people began burying their dead with great care. Around 100,000 years ago some people began burying their dead with great care. Some anthropologists believe that this was the first sign of religion. Some anthropologists believe that this was the first sign of religion. Many scholars think our ancestors believed that the world was full of spirits and forces that might reside in animals objects or dreams. Many scholars think our ancestors believed that the world was full of spirits and forces that might reside in animals objects or dreams. Evidence of this is found in cave paintings. Evidence of this is found in cave paintings.

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20 How was the introduction of agriculture a turning point in History? How was the introduction of agriculture a turning point in History?

21 The Neolithic Revolution Around 12,000 years ago, people learned to farm. Around 12,000 years ago, people learned to farm. It happened at different times all around the world. It happened at different times all around the world. Along with farming, people also began to domesticate animals. Along with farming, people also began to domesticate animals.

22 Dramatic Change Settled Farming= Establishment of the first settled villages and significant advances in technology and culture. Why? Settled Farming= Establishment of the first settled villages and significant advances in technology and culture. Why? Jericho (Israel)- 10,000-9,000 B.C. Jericho (Israel)- 10,000-9,000 B.C. Catalhuyuk (modern-day Turkey)- 7,000 B.C. Catalhuyuk (modern-day Turkey)- 7,000 B.C. Cultural changes- Men dominate, differences in wealth, increase in warfare. Cultural changes- Men dominate, differences in wealth, increase in warfare. Technological changes- Calendars, Plowing, weaving, and pottery. Technological changes- Calendars, Plowing, weaving, and pottery.

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