Define the following terms, click to check your answer:
1. Homo sapiens
2. "bipedality"
3. paleoanthropology
4. Homo erectus
5. the Leakey family
6. Neanderthal man
7. "Nutcracker Man"
8. sympathetic magic
9. Homo habilis
Match the development in column I with the approximate date in column II:
Check your answer with the key.
1. Bronze manufacture perfected.
A. 125,000-40,000 years ago
2. Emergence of modern Homo sapiens
B. 4.4 million years ago
3. Emergence of cities in western Asia.
C. 5-7 million years ago
4. Earliest ancestors of humans lived in Ethiopia.
D. 1.8 million years ago
5. "Nutcracker Man"
E. 6000 B.C.E.
6. Humans and apes separated from each other.
F. 3500-3000 B.C.E.
7. Stone toolmaking appears.
G. 2.5 million years ago
8. Homo erectus migrates from Africa.
H. 100,000 years ago
9. "Neanderthal man"
I. 3500-3200 B.C.E.
10. Cave paintings in France and Spain.
J. 6500-3000 B.C.E.
11. Agriculture adopted in western Asia.
K. 30,000-12,000 years ago
12. Food production begins in southwestern Asia.
L. 1 million years ago
13. Villages are the most advanced form of human organization in western Asia.
M. 9000 B.C.E.


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