HIST 1111 Lecture 1: World History 1101

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Homo sapiens: thinking man developed about 200,00 years ago in present day. Characteristics: walked up right, larger brain, used tools. Paleolithic era: the old stone age lasted from prehistory to about 10,000 bc. Neolithic revolution: the new stone age began about 10,000 bc when humans learned agriculture. Being able to grow their own food helped humans settle into permanent communications. The birth rate also soared divisions of labor developed. Anthropology & archeologist: look up remains of humans for history. Nomadic: people that traveled all the time, lifestyles people in the paleolithic era lived. Barter system: a type of economy, which you exchange for goods or a service for a service. Polytheistic: worship of many different gods or goddess. Scribes: people who kept record of the ancient world. Lasted from 7,000 to 1,500 bc & was named after the material humans used to make tools-bronze. The sumerians: the earliest recorded human society. Wheel- was used by the sumerians for transportation.

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