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Ch. 1 Prehistory Powerpoint (Glencoe)

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Characteristics of Civilization

if we choose to begin our study of history with the first appearances of civilization, how do we distinguish civilization from other types of social organization, like tribes or chiefdoms? While the definition of civilization is controversial, here are the … Continue reading

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Analyzing Historical Sources

View Interactive Poster Primary sources What is historical thinking? (video) source teachinghistory.org

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1/ 27 Word of the Day Paleolithic Age/Neolithic Revolution

Word of the Day Copy the following: Paleolithic Age (250,000 -10,000 BCE) “Old Stone Age; characterized by humans using simple tools made of Stone.  One of the most important discoveries during this age was fire.  Homo erectus first learned to … Continue reading

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9/2 Word of the Day Olduvai Gorge

Word of the Day:  Olduvai Gorge (pronounced\ˈōl-də-ˌvī\ ) in Tanzania is an ancient hominid archaeological site in Tanzania, excavated by the Leakeys in the mid-1950s. Fossil hominids found at Olduvai include Australopithecus, Homo habilis, and homo erectus. laetoli footprints-3.6 million years ago … Continue reading

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Caveman Cold Case

video from the PBS series Secrets of the Dead Full  Video  Caveman Cold Case

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Class Starter “Lucy” and “Ardie”

  Word of the Day: Austalopithecus:  nicknamed “the Lucy species”;  hominid that lived 4 to 3.5 million years ago; was bipedal (walked on two legs); discovered in 1974 by Donald Johanson and team WAS the oldest skeletal remains of an early … Continue reading

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