HIST2040 Week 1 Notes
HIST2040 Week 1 Notes HIST2040-001
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January 14th 2016 Paleolithic to Ancient: Finding the Past Ancient near east encompasses Egypt, Iraq, and Turkey Man’s African Origin life on earth has been here for 6 billion years man has been on earth for 5.5 million years began in Southern Africa Proconsul 18 million years old was more ape than man lived in trees vegetarian Australopithecus 5.5 million years old more ape than man stood 4 feet tall Louis and Mary Leakey discovered Proconsul in 1945 discovered Australopithecus in 1949 Homo Habilis 2 million years old First Hominid to use tools Ate already dead animals (scavenger) first meat eater in human history Mary Leakey suffered from Emphysema passed away in 1996 while visiting Kenya had two Dalmatians Donald Johanson & Lucy Johanson discovered the remains of a female Australopithecus in November 30th 1974 named her “LUCY” 3.3 million years old 3’8” tall and weighed 115 lbs 40% of her remains were found suffered from arthritis The First Family Lucy lived with 13 other people 1 January 14th 2016 men hunted while women collected fruit no close family ties women established territories first family died in a catastrophe by the lake Flatfaced man of Kenya Kenyanthropus was discovered in 1999 by Mary Leakey’s daugher Meave Leakey 3.5 million years old lived the same time as Lucy Toumai Hope of Life discovered in 2002 67 million years old Homo Erectus 1st human to walk upright 1.5 million years old Reptilian Man if man would have evolved from dinosaurs instead of apes and monkeys we still would have existed we would simply look different than what we do today Man migrates from Africa The Ice Age lowered seas by 400 feet so man traveled they traveled an average of 20 miles per generation (a generation was usually a 20 year time period) Neanderthal discovered in 1856 in Neander Valley in Germany was stereotyped as a “cave man” NEVER used clubs hunted extremely large animals like mammoths first human to bury their dead debate: did they believe in an afterlife? The Neolithic Age man started developing villages, farming, civilization It is important to know the difference between prehistory and history. Prehistory history before people wrote their life, religion, practices, etc. History period when the past can be found with ancient writing 2
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