Where Have We Been

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Where Have We Been

  1. 1. Where Have We Been? A Short History of Us
  2. 2. <ul><li>African origins _ Million? </li></ul><ul><li>Humans lose body hair 115,000 yrs </li></ul><ul><li>Kung! Bushmen 50,000 yrs </li></ul><ul><li>Australian Aborigines 40,000 yrs </li></ul><ul><li>Asia Minor 30,000 yrs </li></ul><ul><li>Europe 20,000 yrs </li></ul><ul><li>Mongolia 20,000 yrs </li></ul><ul><li>North America 15,000 yrs </li></ul>
  3. 3. <ul><li>We are small but we leave a large footprint </li></ul>
  4. 4. Humans Are Primates <ul><li>Genetically, we are 98% the same as the other monkeys </li></ul>
  5. 5. Four Main Races <ul><li>Caucasian </li></ul><ul><li>Mongol </li></ul><ul><li>African </li></ul><ul><li>Khoisan </li></ul><ul><li>There are also several sub-races </li></ul>
  6. 6. Human Races <ul><li>Caucasian </li></ul><ul><li>(Indo-European) </li></ul>
  7. 7. Human Races <ul><li>Mongol </li></ul><ul><li>(Asian or Oriental) </li></ul>
  8. 8. Human Races <ul><li>African </li></ul>
  9. 9. Human Races <ul><li>Our common ancestor </li></ul><ul><li>Khoisan or San </li></ul><ul><li>!kung Bushman </li></ul><ul><li>Great Rift Valley </li></ul><ul><li>Only 50,000 alive today </li></ul>
  10. 10. Hunting and Gathering <ul><li>A millennia of nomadic hunting and gathering </li></ul>
  11. 11. Pastoralism <ul><li>Nomadic pastoral life began with captured sheep and goats </li></ul>
  12. 12. Horticulture <ul><li>Horticulture started in fertile river basins </li></ul><ul><li>Supplemented with regular fishing </li></ul>
  13. 13. Agriculture <ul><li>Agriculture is a blend of horticulture and animal husbandry </li></ul>
  14. 14. Civilization <ul><li>10,000 years of settlement </li></ul><ul><li>Unevenly distributed around the world </li></ul>
  15. 15. Civilization <ul><li>Pockets of people in earlier ‘stages’ of culture </li></ul><ul><li>Head-hunting ended just over 50 years ago in Borneo </li></ul>
  16. 16. Human Development <ul><li>Foetal development recreates our genetic heritage </li></ul><ul><li>“ Homogeny Recapitulates phylogeny” </li></ul>
  17. 17. Human Development <ul><li>Early childhood development </li></ul><ul><li>The formative years </li></ul><ul><li>Most personality traits and aptitudes are established by age five </li></ul>
  18. 18. Human Development <ul><li>We all inherit human history and culture </li></ul><ul><li>And learn to adapt to our personal surroundings </li></ul>
  19. 19. Human Lifecycle <ul><li>Foetal development </li></ul><ul><li>Childhood </li></ul><ul><li>Adolescence </li></ul><ul><li>Adulthood </li></ul><ul><li>Geriatrics </li></ul>

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