Lecture One - Lecture One Origins and Development of Human...

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Lecture One: Origins and Development of Human Kind. Paleolithic and Neolithic Ages What is History? The Record of the Past Academic Discipline “Historical Method” Search of sources Analysis Synthesis Interpretation The Origins and Development of Humankind Theory of Evolution (Charles Darwin) Hominid (ca. 10-3.5 million years ago) Homo habilis (“skillful” 2-1.5 million years) Homo-erectus (used fire 400,000 years) Neanderthals (80,000 years) Cro-Magnons (30,000 years) Homo sapiens (“thinking” 20,000 years) Charles Darwin Evolution Homo-erectus learn to use fire…spread throughout Eurasia Homo-Erectus. Reconstruction Homo-Erectus--- Cro-Magnons---Homo-Sapiens Sites of Early Human Fossils- earliest fossils found in Africa…in Eurasia they were many there…but not right away Spread of Homo-sapiens…all features of modern thinking man…they developed the ability to speak…they needed to identify themselves. Actual speech. Languages developed with the need to know who they were and where they came from.
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Paleolithic and Neolithic Periods The Paleolithic Age (400,000-10,000 BCE)…defined by shortened specific time in history---short cultural patterns. Old Stone Age (400,000 BCE-10,000 BCE) paleolithic ways of life still exist in some places today Nomads (hunting, gathering) Didn’t not have permanent settlements or villages… they wandered and moved from place to place…
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Lecture One - Lecture One Origins and Development of Human...

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