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Prehistory

How do we know about things that happened before writing?
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Catie Holman

on 25 August 2014

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PREHISTORY
The time before Writing.


Then how do we know what happened?
ARTIFACTS
objects made by humans
Pottery
TOOLS
WHO STUDIES THIS STUFF??
Anthropologists: study origins & development of people
Mary & Louis Leakey
1930-1960 in Africa
Olduvai Gorge, Tanzania
3.7 million year old footprints
Donald Johanson
1974
Ethiopia, Africa
skeleton of Lucy
3 million years old
Archeologists: the study of people & cultures through their material remains
Dr. Manor
Professor @ HU
Tel Beth-Shemesh, Israel
14th c. B.C.
Indiana Jones
So what do they do with their artifacts, research, & evidence?
They use it to piece together what happened before there was writing to tell us.
Such as:
Culture- way of life of a society OR all man-made things
Technology- skills & tools one uses to help them survive
Summary
Australopithecus
Homo habilis
Homo erectus
Homo sapien
Group
1st Hominid
7 million years ago
Africa
1st to use tools- "Handy Man"
2 million years ago
1st to walk upright
1st to use fire
1st to leave Africa
2 million years ago
100,000 to 250,000 years ago
migrated to rest of the world
2 groups: Neanderthals & early modern humans
WE ARE HOMO SAPIENS
Hominid: An early human-like creature
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