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By The Great Courses, Professor Brian M. Fagan, Brian M. Fagan, The Great Courses

Where can we come from? How did our ancestors settle this planet? How did the good ancient civilizations of the realm improve? How does a previous so shadowy that it needs to be painstakingly reconstructed from fragmentary, principally unwritten files still make us who and what we are?

These 36 lectures carry you the solutions that the newest medical and archaeological learn and theorizing recommend approximately human origins, how populations built, and the ways that civilizations unfold in the course of the globe. it is a narrative of the tale of human origins and the various ties that also bind us deeply to the area ahead of writing. And it is a international journey of prehistory with profound hyperlinks to who we're and the way we are living this present day.

Woven via this narrative is a collection of pervasive issues: rising human organic and cultural range (as good as our notable similarities throughout mind-blowing expanses of time and space); the effect of human diversifications to climatic and environmental switch; and the significance of seeing prehistory now not in basic terms as a chronicle of archaeological websites and artifacts, yet of individuals behaving with the extreme highbrow, non secular, and emotional dynamism that distinguish the human. one of the corners of our mysterious earlier you will discover: human prehistory from Australopithecus africanus via Homo habilis and Homo erectus; the beginnings of agriculture and animal domestication; theories at the back of the looks of city civilization and total attributes of preindustrial civilizations; the maritime buying and selling revolutions in Africa, India, and Southeast Asia; and masses extra.

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The experts scoffed at Sautola and accused him of forging the bison paintings, which he claimed to be the work of Stone Age artists. 2. It was not until 1904 that the long-dead Sautola was vindicated, when some paintings very similar to those from Altamira came from a sealed cave named La Mouthe near Les Eyzies in southwestern France. 3. Since then, Cro-Magnon art has been recognized as among the earliest art traditions in the world. C. The sudden appearance of art is probably connected to the development of human cognitive fluidity.

Appearance of Acheulian technology. c. 0 mya ....................................... First appearance of Homo ergaster in East Africa. 5 mya ........................................... Tool making appears in East Africa. c. 3 mya .......................................... Hominids split into at least three forms, including Homo habilis. 18 mya ......................................... Australopithecus afarensis (Lucy). 59 mya ......................................... Laetoli footprints. Australopithecus afarensis.

C. 8 mya ....................................... Taming of fire in Africa. Appearance of Acheulian technology. c. 0 mya ....................................... First appearance of Homo ergaster in East Africa. 5 mya ........................................... Tool making appears in East Africa. c. 3 mya .......................................... Hominids split into at least three forms, including Homo habilis. 18 mya ......................................... Australopithecus afarensis (Lucy). 59 mya .........................................

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