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Transcript of Pre-History
Unit 1: Lecture 1.1 - Intro to Prehistory
Cities would then grow into city-states.
City-states then formed empires
Traits of major Civilizations
Villages grew into cities and CIVILIZATIONS.
Early civilizations were always settled near a major river. Floodwaters would bring silt across the valleys renewing the soil for farming.
These conditions gave farmers the ability to grow
that could be stored throughout the year.
Beginnings of Civilization
The earliest form of modern day man was believed to originate from Africa
(people) are defined by their ability to manipulate and create Technology.
History is the
concerning past events.
Why do we study History?
To better understand people and societies
To study change and why current day society exists
To be a more informed citizen, both nationally and globally
What is History?
Q:What did early humans invent that sparked the Agricultural/Neolithic Revolution?
The Agricultural/Neolithic Revolution!
When prehistory/Paleolithic ended, so started the Neolithic Period
A Turning Point
2 million B.C. - c. 10,000 B.C.
Paleolithic people were Nomads
They survived by hunting and gathering food.
People of the Stone Age
Recorded history began 5,000 years ago with the invention of written records
Time before writing was called
Before written records, Oral History was used.
Why is Oral History not as accurate as
Studying the past
Early humans made tools out of stone, bone, or wood. As well as, created fire for cooking and made clothes from animal skins.
Paleolithic people also practiced primitive Religion. Exemplified by burying their dead with great care.
Q: What skill did humans learn that gave them ample meat without hunting.
The Agricultural Revolution
Oh no she didn't!
A: Farming eliminated the need for hunting and gathering. People could now remain in one place throughout the year.
A: Domesticating animals.
Early people also domesticated plants and animals so they could be best suited for human use.
The Neolithic revolution also brought about the invention of Villages and towns.
How Do Scientists Study Past History?
There is no way to recreate a complete picture of past civilizations. History is based on
use artifacts, remains, and other cultural evidence to make assumptions and hypothesizes.
Old Man Kerber's Slang Word of the Day
Cop – v. : to receive, purchase, get, or steal.