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  1. Mesolithic  Period
    (10,000-8,000 BC) Development of agriculture (cultivation of crops and domestication of animals)
  2. Prehistoric Cultural Periods
    Paleolithic (Old Stone Age)Mesolithic (Middle Stone Age)Neolithic (New Stone Age)Bronze AgeIron Age
  3. Paleolithic Period
    • (5 million – 10,000 BC)
    • Hunters and gatherers,Verbal forms of communication
  4. Venus of Willendorf

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    30,000-25,000BC(Paleolithic Period)Fertility
  5. Mesolithic Period
    Development of agriculture (cultivation of crops and domestication of animals)
  6. Image Upload 2Stonehenge
    • Attempts to gain control over  the powersof nature
    • Winter Solstice-Spring EquinoxSummer Solstice-Autumnal Equinox
  7. Neolithic
    (8,000-4,000 BC) World’s first settlements, along rivers (the Tigris and Euphrates, and the Nile)
  8. Image Upload 3Cuneiform
    Ancient script developed by the Sumerians in 3100 B.C.
  9. BronzeAge 
    (4,000-1,000 BC) Developmentof world’s first civilizations(Mesopotamia and Egypt, followed by India, China, Minoan, and Mycenaean)
  10. The Epic of Gilgamesh
    Perhaps the oldest written story on Earth. It comes to us from Ancient Sumeria,and was originally written on 12 clay tablets in cunieformscript
  11. Iron Age
    (1,000-800 BC) Use of iron for weapons
  12. The Epic of Gilgamesh
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Humanities Prehistoric Culture
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