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HIS101 Lecture 2 - September 20, 2012

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University of Toronto Mississauga
Mairi Cowan

September 20, 2012 History 101: Early Humanity and Prehistory Early Humanity  Hominids (found almost 5 million years ago)  Fossilized footprints found in Tanzania from 3.5 million years ago BP (before the present)  Australopithecus afarensis “Lucy”- 3.2 million years BP  2.3 million BP: Homo habilis  200-150 k years NP – Homo sapiens  Written records separated prehistoric and historic eras  Rock shelters of Bhimbetka, India  Art found in Lascaux, France  Indirect source through modern peoples- people who use roughly the same tech as prehistoric peoples.  San people of South Africa  Prehistoric people had a lot of leisure time b/c of the small amount of time that gathering and foraging takes.  No known society that is completely isolated Prehistory through writing th  E.G: French Jesuits writing about Algonquian and Iroquoian peoples in 17 century Canada.  Wrote down observations. Prehistory through physical remains  Objects that are durable/ near permanent are the ones that survive  Physical remains of human beings  E.G: Ötzi, Ötzal Alps 5300 BC Prehistory through genetics  Humans outside of Africa carry around 4% of Neanderthal DNA  Homo Sapiens mixed with Neanderthals and Denisovans  Cannot use URBAN communities because there were no URBAN communities in prehistoric times Prehistoric Periods  “Three Age System” of Stone, Bronze, Iron  Stone Age  Paleolithic: Old Stone Age- a
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