World History. The Early Beginnings of Mankind. The First Humans. “Theories on prehistory and early man constantly change as new evidence comes to light.” - Louis Leakey, British paleoanthropologist. Terms to Know. Prehistory Anthropology Archaeology Paleontology Artifacts
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The Early Beginnings of Mankind
“Theories on prehistory and early man constantly change as new evidence comes to light.”
- Louis Leakey, British paleoanthropologist
2,500,000 – 10,000 BCE
4,000,000 BCE – 1,000,000 BCE
Hominids – Any member of the family of two legged primates; including all humans
“man with ability”
1,500,000 BCE – 30,000 BCE
200,000 BCE – 10,000 BCE
“Wise Human Being”
Middle East India Cent. America China SE Asia
8000 BCE 7000 BCE 6500 BCE 6000 BCE 5000 BCE
Why do you think the development
of agriculture occured around
the same time in various places on
Earth with limited/no contact
Why do some archaeologists
believe that women were
the first farmers?
What role did the food supply
play in shaping the nomadic
life of hunter-gatherers and
the settled life of farmers?
a turning point
in human history?
next step in the