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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.
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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
Australopithecus
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
Hunters-Gatherers
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
Hunters-Gatherers
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
Organized
Religion
Pre-History
First Hominid
Ice Age-
long periods
of freezing weather
Migrate - to move
Society
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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