CHAPTER 1
EARLY HUMANS
Historian – person who studies and writes about the human past
(i.e. Bible, Dead Sea Scrolls, books...
CHAPTER 1
EARLY HUMANS
Stone Age
Paleolithic (Old Stone Age) – means “old stone”
(2.5 million years ago until 8000 B.C.)
-...
CHAPTER 1
EARLY HUMANS
Stone Age
Paleolithic (Old Stone Age) continued:
- Developed spoken language
- Were the first to us...
CHAPTER 1
EARLY HUMANS
Stone Age
Neolithic (New Stone Age) – (8000 B.C. – 4000 B.C.)
- People began to domesticate (tame) ...
CHAPTER 1
EARLY HUMANS
Stone Age
Neolithic (New Stone Age)
- With steady food supplies, populations grew
- Began trading f...
CHAPTER 1
EARLY HUMANS
Stone Age
Neolithic (New Stone Age)
Effects of Farming
- Steady food supplies, populations grew
- B...
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Stone Age - Early Humans

  1. 1. CHAPTER 1 EARLY HUMANS Historian – person who studies and writes about the human past (i.e. Bible, Dead Sea Scrolls, books about the past) Archaeologist – person or scientist who studies about past human life by studying fossils and artifacts - hunt for evidence buried in the ground or caves Anthropologist – scientist who studies the physical characteristics and cultures of humans and their ancestors - study how humans developed and how they are related to one another 1-1
  2. 2. CHAPTER 1 EARLY HUMANS Stone Age Paleolithic (Old Stone Age) – means “old stone” (2.5 million years ago until 8000 B.C.) - People were hunter-gatherers – searched for food -Nomads – people who constantly move; always adapting to new environments - Learned to tame fire, cook with it – key to survival 1-2
  3. 3. CHAPTER 1 EARLY HUMANS Stone Age Paleolithic (Old Stone Age) continued: - Developed spoken language - Were the first to use technology – tools and methods to help humans perform tasks - 1-2
  4. 4. CHAPTER 1 EARLY HUMANS Stone Age Neolithic (New Stone Age) – (8000 B.C. – 4000 B.C.) - People began to domesticate (tame) animals and plants for human use - People learned how to grow food - Farming Revolution - farming replaced hunting and gathering - Most important event in human history - People began to settle in one place (permanent homes, villages) 1-2
  5. 5. CHAPTER 1 EARLY HUMANS Stone Age Neolithic (New Stone Age) - With steady food supplies, populations grew - Began trading food - First people to practice specialization – the development of different kinds of jobs - Began making other goods such as pottery, mats, cloth, bronze 1-2
  6. 6. CHAPTER 1 EARLY HUMANS Stone Age Neolithic (New Stone Age) Effects of Farming - Steady food supplies, populations grew - Began trading food - First people to practice specialization – the development of different kinds of other jobs - Began making other goods such as pottery, mats, cloth, bronze 1-2
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