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Ch. 1: 3000 B.C.E. (Before Common Error), section 1

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Department
History
Course
HIST 010
Professor
Douglas Page
Semester
Spring

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Ch. 1: 3000 B.C.E. (Before Common Error), Section 1 I. Our earliest ancestors a. Hominids and Cultural Adaption i.  ominids­2­ egged prehuman ii. Bi­pedalism iii. Paleolithic period (old stone age): conscious cultural behavior iv. Hominid cultural adaptation through intelligence:  1. tool­making 2. Fire 3. Language 4. transmission of knowledge 5. development of specific cultural groups b. Foraging, Family, and Gender i. Foraging bands subsisted through hunting and gathering ii. Bands usually members of the same kinship group iii. Social cooperation (acquiring food, protecting the young) b. Ice Age Migrations and Homo Sapiens i. Pleistocene, Great Ice Age (2 MYA to 8000 B.C.E.) ii. Migration to Asia (@1.8 MYA), then to Europe (@ 800,000 YA) iii. Evolution of Homo Sapiens (@ 150,000 to 200,000 YA), eventually  migrating out of Africa iv. Neanderthals also evolved around this time v. Homo Sapiens had greater capacity for intellectual and 
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