Chapter 1 section 2
1. Explain the advances people made during the Old Stone Age
2. Understand what we can learn about the religious beliefs of early people
3. Explain why the agricultural revolution was a turning point in history.
BELLRINGER: Page 11, “A Neolithic Home”
answer the question Geography and History
A. The dawn of History
1. Historians called the earliest period of human
history ________________ or_____________
2. Dated from the first______________ to
3. Oldest complete human skeleton in Ethiopia
was named ______________.
4. Paleolithic people lived in small
_______________ and __________________
bands. The men ______________ and the
5. The Paleolithic people were ______________,
moving from place to place following game
_________________ and ripening fruit.
6. During the Ice Age the Earth cooled. Thick
________________, or sheets of ice spread.
Paleolithic people
invented________________ out of
_______________, and learned to build
________________ for warmth and cooking.
7. To them the world was filled with
__________________like the ones they
hunted. Paintings were found in caves away
from the living quarters could have been
religious _____________. Archaeologist
found small statues of ____________ women.
Suggesting that people worshipped earth
mothers goddesses, givers of ____________
and ____________.
8. People began to take great care of burying
their dead which suggest a belief in
B. The First Farmers
1. The Neolithic Age was one of _________, and
people remaining in one place
Domesticating of animals gave the people a
source of ____________and they became
____________ producers, which led to
interaction among human _________________.
C. Changing Ways of Life
1. In farming life ___________ status declined
and men came to dominate family, economic,
and political life.
2. During economic scarcity __________
increased. The warriors asserted their power
over both men and women.
3. People accumulated more personal property.
4. New technology need to know how to protect
their crops, measure out the seeds, and time
accurately which brought about the creation of
the ___________.
5. Inventions did not take place everywhere at
the same time, it traveled slowly sometimes
taking several of years.