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Early humans and the agricultural revolution powerpt
Early humans and the agricultural revolution powerpt
Early humans and the agricultural revolution powerpt
Early humans and the agricultural revolution powerpt
Early humans and the agricultural revolution powerpt
Early humans and the agricultural revolution powerpt
Early humans and the agricultural revolution powerpt
Early humans and the agricultural revolution powerpt
Early humans and the agricultural revolution powerpt
Early humans and the agricultural revolution powerpt
Early humans and the agricultural revolution powerpt
Early humans and the agricultural revolution powerpt
Early humans and the agricultural revolution powerpt
Early humans and the agricultural revolution powerpt
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  • 1. EARLY HUMANS AND THE AGRICULTURAL REVOLUTION
  • 2.  The Paleolithic Age, also known as the Old Stone Age, began about 2.5 million years ago. It lasted until about 8000 B.C. Lesson 1: Hunter- Gatherers
  • 3.  Paleolithic people were nomads who survived by hunting and gathering their food.
  • 4.  During the Paleolithic Age, people discovered how to make fire. They developed better tools and spoken language.
  • 5.  About 100,000 B.C. the most recent Ice Age began.
  • 6.  During the Ice Age, the level of water in the oceans went down. As a result, a land bridge was revealed connecting Asia and North America.
  • 7.  Humans survived the Ice Age by adapting to their surroundings. They changed their diet, built sturdier shelters, and used animal skins to make warmer clothing.
  • 8. LESSON 2: THE AGRICULTURAL REVOLUTION  The Neolithic Age began around 8000 B.C., at the end of the Last Ice Age, and lasted until around 4000 B.C.
  • 9.  During the Neolithic Age, farming began to replace hunting and gathering. People also tamed animals. The move to settled farming is known as the Agricultural Revolution.
  • 10.  An increased supply of food made it possible for people to settle in villages.
  • 11.  People were able to take up jobs other than farming.
  • 12.  At the end of the Neolithic Age, people discovered that mixing copper and tin formed bronze, which was stronger than copper alone. Tin Copper Bronze
  • 13.  Between 3000 and 1200 B.C., the use of bronze spread. This time is known as the Bronze Age.
  • 14.  Four great river valley civilizations emerged during the Bronze Age-Mesopotamia, Egypt, India, and China.
  • 15.  Each of these early civilizations developed cities and formed governments.
  • 16.  Religion began to play a more important role in society. Societies were divided into social classes. Writing systems were invented, and art grew more complex.

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