Prehistory. What is Prehistory?. The period before recorded history. Items from that time period are called “prehistoric”. Examples – fossils, artifacts, cave drawings, early graves, bones, ruins, and middens ( piles of garbage) . Periods of Prehistory.
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Paleolithic – (old Stone age) time before 10,000BC
Neolithic – (new stone age) time since 8000 BC
People learned how to make tools and clothes, developed languages, grow crops…
At the beginning of the New Stone Age people were considered “civilized”.
People got most of their food from farming.
This was the beginning of the:
Read pages 27 and 28
What was the Neolithic Revolution?
What were the effects of the Neolithic Revolution?
- What one community could make, another needed.
What do you think would be required in order for a civilization to be considered “civilized”?
Read pages 29 and 30
Where does the word civilization originate?
Where were the earliest civilizations established?
What encouraged the civilizations to establish where they did?
Pg. 29 #2
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