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Pre-History & the Stone Age

An in-depth look at early humans, how they survived and evolved during the Stone Age.

Bill Langholz

on 28 August 2012

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Transcript of Pre-History & the Stone Age

Time before writing
Early East Africa
earliest human ancestor
relative who lived in the past
4 Types
Homo Habilis
Homo Erectus
Homo Sapiens
Southern Ape
4-5 million yrs ago
walked on 2 legs
1/3 size brain
Handy Man
2.5 million yrs ago
made stone tools for chopping, scraping
1/2 size brain

Upright Man
1.5-2 million yrs ago
made stone tools- hand ax
learned to control fire
migrated to Asia & Europe
Wise Man
200,000 yrs ago
migrated around the world
learned to create fire
developed language
Used Stone Tools
The Stone Age
People who Hunt Animals and Gather Wild Plants, Seeds & Nuts to Survive
Paleolithic Era
Hand Tools w/ Sharp Edge
(cc) image by nuonsolarteam on Flickr
Used Naturally Caused Fire
Wood Handles - Hand Ax
The Old Stone Age
Tool - handheld object, modified to accomplish a task
First Signs of Language
Mesolithic Era
Neolithic Era
The Middle Stone Age
More Complex Stone Tools
Fish Hook, Bow & Arrow
Bone Tools
Canoes, Pottery and Clothing
The New Stone Age
First Settlements
Domesticaton of Animals
Saws & Drills
Agriculture - Farming
Polished Tools
Learned to Make Fire
First Hominid
Ice Age-
long periods
of freezing weather

Migrate - to move
Land Bridge
Megaliths - religious monuments
making plants and animals more useful
group of people with common culture
strip of land connecting 2 continents
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