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Human Origins in Africa
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by Tiernan O'Rourke
| 13 Questions
Note from the author:
Textbook and questions on ancient peoples in Africa.
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What is an artifact?
Things left behind by ancient animals, like fossils
Human-made objects used to explain how people lived
Artistic representations of a certian area or time
a people's unique way of life
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3 pts
"Making Inferences Judging from the divorce rate in Turkey, what components of culture do you think are strong in that country? Why?"

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1 pt
You have
Laetoli footprints
on your map. (Hint, find them and put them on your map)
True
False
4
1 pt
Hominids are...
mammals that walk on all fours
mammals that walk upright on two legs
mammals that fly
mammals that lay eggs
5
1 pt
You have
"Lucy"
on your map. (Hint, find it and put it on your map)
True
False
6
1 pt
The first Stone Age (Paleolithic - paleo means old) involved invention of really primative tools, and some language. What other innovations came about in the second Stone Age (Neolithic - neo means "new")?
Making pottery
Growing crops
Raising animals
Mastery over fire
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1 pt
You have
"Olduvai"
on your map. (Hint, find it and put it on your map)
True
False
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2 pts
Why is language important?
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1 pt
Neanderthal are ancestors of modern humans.
True
False
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2 pts
"Human-Environment Interaction What do the migration routes of Homo Sapiens reveal about their survival skills and ability to adapt?"

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"What were the major
achievements in human history
during the Old Stone Age?"
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2 pts
"SYNTHESIZING How do recent findings keep revising
knowledge of the prehistoric past?"
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3 pts
"WRITING ACTIVITY Write a persuasive paragraph explaining which skill—toolmaking, the use of fire, or language—you think gave hominids the most control over their environment."

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