Chapter 1. The Peopling of the World Prehistory-2500 B.C. Section 1: Human Origins in Africa. Scientists Search for Human Origins. Prehistory 5,000 years ago a time before writing. Scientific Clues. Archaeologists
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The Peopling of the World
Lucy and other hominids who walked upright were australopithecines.
Walking helped them travel and watch for danger, carry food and children
Opposable thumbs were developedHominids Walk Upright
Earlier and longer part of the Stone Age is called the Old Stone Age or Paleolithic Age
Invention of tools, fire and language
2.5 million to 8000 B.C.The Old Stone Age Begins
New Stone Age or Neolithic Age Stone Age or Paleolithic Age
8000 B.C. – 3000 B.C.
Polish stone tools, make pottery, grow crops and raise animalsThe Old Stone Age Begins Continued…
“man of skill”
Neanderthals and Cro-Magnons traditionally are classified as early groups of Homo sapiens
1997 DNA tests has shown that Neanderthals were not ancestors of modern humans.The Dawn of Modern Humans Continued…
Europe and Asia
Cuevas de las Manos, Argentina
Humans Try to Control Nature
into ravines to be