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Prehistoric History. Please draw the following timeline in your notes and leave space by each date to write an short description of the events occurring during that time. . 5000 B.C. . ≈ 2 million -3 million years ago. 3000 B.C. . 30,000 B.C. . 400,000- 100,000 B.C. 15,000 B.C. .

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prehistoric history

Prehistoric History

Please draw the following timeline in your notes and leave space by each date to write an short description of the events occurring during that time.

5000

B.C.

≈ 2 million -3 million years ago

3000

B.C.

30,000

B.C.

400,000-

100,000

B.C.

15,000

B.C.

10,000

B.C.

8000

B.C.

500,000- 300,000 B.C.

16,000

B.C.

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2,000,000 to 3,000,000 years ago.

Homo Habilis “Handy Man” becomes our first known ancestor to make and use tools.

≈ 2 million -3 million years ago

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500,000- 300,000 B.C. Fire is first controlled. Most likely achieved by the species Homo Erectus.

500,000- 300,000 B.C.

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Over thousands of years after emerging from East Africa, Homo Sapiens migrated to all corners of the earth.

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30,000 B.C.

People begin making cave drawings

30,000

B.C.

chauvet cave paintings
Chauvet Cave Paintings
  • Located in Southern France, the paintings found in Chauvet cave are the oldest ever found.
  • They were painted approximately 30,000 years ago.
  • There are hundreds of paintings found throughout the cave depicting at least 13 different species of animals.
16 000 b c maximum extent of last ice age
16,000 B.C. Maximum Extent of Last Ice Age.

15,000 B.C.- Humans migrate from Asia to the Americas by way of a land bridge.

15,000

B.C.

16,000

B.C.

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8,000 B.C. Due to warming climates and fertile land, humans begin to farm. This transition from Hunting and Gathering to Farming is known as, The Neolithic Revolution!

8000

B.C.

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Sumerian Cuneiform

Egyptian Hieroglyphics

3,000 B.C

The period of written history begins.

3000

B.C.

q what is a civilization
Q: What is a Civilization?

A: Historians usually consider a population to be “civilized” if it posses eight criteria. These eight items are known as the “Eight Features of Civilization”

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1. Cities2. Well-Organized Central Government3. Complex Religions4. Job Specialization5. Social Classes6. Arts and Architecture7. Public Works Projects8. Writing