Traditions and Encounters, AP Edition (Bentley), 5th Edition

Chapter 1: Before History

Learning Objectives

When you have finished studying this chapter, you should be able to do the following:

  • Compare and contrast the hominids Australopithecus and Homo erectus.
  • Explain the development and migration of Homo sapiens.
  • Identify economic and social features of human societies during the paleolithic era.
  • Understand the key elements of paleolithic culture.
  • Explain the reasons behind the transition to agriculture during the neolithic era.
  • Discuss the impact that the development of agriculture had upon human society.
  • Understand the key elements of neolithic culture and the emergence of urban life.

Traditions & Encounters, 5e
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