World History, Patterns of Interaction: The Peopling of the World

Flashcard maker : Matthew Carle
archaeologists
Scientists who uncover prehistoric people through artifacts
artifacts
human made objects
culture
a people’s unique way of living
anthropologists
scientists who study culture
paleontologists
scientists who study fossils
Neolithic Age
the new stone age
hominids
creatures that walk upright
Australopithecines
human-like beings
Paleolithic Age
the old stone age
2.5million-8,000 (BC)
How long did the Paleolithic Age last?
8,000-3,000 (BC)
How long did the Neolithic age last?
4million-1million (BC)
When were the Australopithecines around?
Man of Skill
What does Homo Habilis mean?
2.5million-1.5million (BC)
When were the Homo Habilis around?
making stone tools
What were Homo Habilis known for?
upright man
What does Homo Erectus mean?
1.6million-30,000 (BC)
When were Homo Erectus around?
fire and language
What are the Homo Erectus known for?
technology
ways of applying knowledge to meet people’s needs
homo sapiens
the name for modern humans
wise men
What does Homo Sapien mean?
200,000-30,000 (BC)
When were the Neanderthals around?
rituals and religion
What were the Neanderthals known for?
40,000-8,000 (BC)
When were the Cro-Magnons around?
art
What were the Cro-Magnons known for?

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