What allowed Homo sapiens to become more successful hunters than the early humans that came before?
a higher animal population
a friendlier climate
increased brain size
fewer potential predators
Question 2 1 points Save
In what type of geographic location did humans tend to develop civilizations?
Question 3 1 points Save
Who was at risk of early death due to the contamination of water and animal-borne diseases?
nomads searching for mammoths
early farmers who cultivated crops and domesticated animals
hunter-gatherers searching for berries
Homo erectus who hunted animals with a hand axe
Question 4 1 points Save
Nomads were people who
settled in one spot and cultivated crops, such as wheat.
developed a system of writing.
built structures made of mud brick with thatch roofs.
followed herds of animals for food and clothing.
Question 5 1 points Save
Which type of scientist examines aspects of past cultures such as traditions, language, social habits, and the daily lives of people?
Question 6 1 points Save
Select the statement that most accurately describes the Neolithic agricultural revolution.
Nomadic tribes sought to trap animals for food and clothing.
Hunter-gatherers picked berries and wild vegetation to supplement meals.
Herds of animals invaded the newly formed towns.
People settled in one location, and began to trade their crops and goods with other towns.
Question 7 1 points Save
Homo erectus devised hand axes that were used not only to skin and butcher animals, but also as a weapon to throw and kill animals as much as 100 feet away.
Question 8 1 points Save
Why might record keeping and writing emerge as civilizations developed?
to give everyone access to education
so merchants could keep track of transactions
to allow officials to record tax payments
both b and c
Question 9 1 points Save
Early humans rode on the backs of animals to get from place to place more quickly.
Question 10 1 points Save
"Handy man" refers to which type of hominid?