Lecture 2: Human Evolution

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(Duiker: Preface & other introductory material through p, xxxi, pp. 1-5)

Questions for quiz: *In what sort of geographical environment did the first civilizations emerge? What common characteristics did the first civilizations have? *When and where do most scientists believe Homo sapiens sapiens first emerged? *What were the main characteristics of the Neanderthals? How many species of human beings are alive today? *What were the main characteristics of humans in the Paleolithic Age? *What roles did women play in the Paleolithic Age? *What were the two most important technological innovations of Paleolithic peoples? Lecture topics:

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