CLA160H1 Chapter : Week1 Reading Notes.docx

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History is a series of argument to be debated: controversy is at the heart of historical interpretation s heart. Historiography: western bias: europe as center, civilization conditions. A faculty for criticism: a common western bias is to measure progress through technological change and to suggest that societies that show little dramatic technological change are not civilized. History can only approximate the range of human behavior with some indication of its extremes and averages. * history is about what people believe to be true. History reflect the needs and values of our culture. History written is depend on our own interests and on the interests of the audience we hope to reach. Stone age: paleolithic - begins with the earliest artifacts, neolithic - begins with the invention of agriculture. The earliest known stone tools have been recovered from ethiopia; they were produced by a hominid. Stratigraphy: determine relative age in excavated sites.

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