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  • PrehistoryUnit 1: Early Human Society
  • Human OriginsWhat is prehistory?• Prehistory dates back to the time before the invention of writing roughly 5,000 years ago.
  • What is an archaeologist? • Scientist who learn about early people by excavating and studying the traces of early settlements
  • What is an anthropologist?• Scientists who study culture and try to recreate a picture of early people’s cultural behavior- customs, family life, and social relationships.
  • What is a paleontologist?• Scientists who study fossils and use complex techniques to date ancient fossil remains and rocks.
  • Paleolithic Age:• The Old Stone Age• About 2.5 million B.C. to 8,000 B.C.• Oldest stone chopping tools date back to this era• Nomadic- hunting & gathering people
  • Paleolithic Age: Neolithic Age:• The Old Stone Age • The New Stone Age • 8,000 B.C. – 3,000 B.C. in• About 2.5 million B.C. to some areas 8,000 B.C. • Used polished stone tools,• Oldest stone chopping made pottery, grew crops, and tools date back to this era raised animals (domestication).• Nomadic- hunting & • Began to be sedentary and gathering people less nomadic
  • The Agricultural Revolution• Also called the Neolithic Revolution• Increases in global temperature after the Ice Age along with discoveries about planting seeds led to the beginning of agriculture.• With a food surplus, world population increased dramatically• People began to build permanent homes and settlements (villages, towns, cities)
  • Post Agricultural RevolutionBeginning of agriculture Agricultural Revolution
  • (Maps 101- spread of agriculture)
  • In your journal please respond to the following questionQuestion: What effect did the agricultural revolution have on population growth? Why?