HSB 115 lecture 2 notes
HSB 115 lecture 2 notes HSB 115
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HSB 115 Lecture 2 University of Hartford Wester Civilizations I *Human Origins in Africa - Pre-history- before the invention of writing • “origins of history” writing is history • Fossils are evidence that all humans came from Africa *Stone Age - Old stone Age- ( Paleolithic Age) During this period the ice age occurred and the oldest stone- chopping tools were found - Homo Habilis- ( Man of Skill) - the ﬁrst tool makers - Homo Erectus- ( Upright Man) existed 1.6 million years ago • more intelligent and adaptable • ﬁrst hominids to migrate they were hunters and communicators • - Neanderthals - were a subspecies circa 200,000 years • developed jewelry, art and music *Last Phase of the Old Stone Age • Circa 40,000 BCE human development sped up • • population expanded from Africa • new technology - Homo Sapiens- ( wise man) developed tools and ﬁrst to develop art • earliest music tools were made from ivory and bone *Last Phase of Paleolithic Era • hunter-gathers- moved around and searched for food (nomads) • they were in constant movement to follow ﬁsh and fruit • lived off a Paleo diet • early humans did not have domesticated animals • they could only have basic tools • there was not class system or hierarchy early humans had trouble accumulating goods over time • • everyone in society participated in hunting the same food and goods so there was no need or point to trade
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