- The first indication of the self-conscious, symbol-making human occurred during the
C. Neanderthal culture.
- The earliest humans attempted to gain control over objects through the use of
D. sympathetic magic.
- According to recent findings, the first people who lived a settled village life based on agriculture were
B. the settlers in what is modern Israel and Iraq.
- The term prehistory refers to
C. the study of history before written records.
- What distinguished the Homo sapiens from primates?
A. communication by means of language
- Farming brought about
A. communal organization.
- The most basic definition of culture is
B. the manipulation of nature.
- The following weapon system came online toward the end of the Ice Age:
D. bows and arrows
- The burial of human dead gave evidence of the symbol-making human known as
A. Homo sapiens.
- The ritualistic performance of the hunt by the pygmies in the African Congo suggests the importance of prehistoric art as
A. a sacred function.
- Neolithic sites have been excavated in
C. Southwest Asia, East Asia, and Meso-America.
- The first urban civilizations all appeared
D. on river banks.
- The earliest writing on clay tablets found in Sumer came about as a result of
- Stonehenge likely represents the desire of early inhabitants of England to
B. predict the movements of the sun and moon.
- The following development, at about the same time that systems of writing emerged in Mesopotamia, afforded humans a significant control over nature:
- The inhabitants of the earliest civilizations looked upon the forces of nature—sun, wind, and rain—as alive.
This belief is known as
- The “Venus” of Willendorf has exaggerated breasts and abdomen because
D. the artist wanted to show a symbol of fertility, not an individual.
- Cuneiform writing
A. was originally used to make notations concerning production and trade.