Social Studies - 2019-20

WHI.2d - Archaeology and Early Settlements

The student will apply social science skills to understand the period from the Paleolithic Era to the agricultural revolution by

d) analyzing how archaeological discoveries are changing current understanding of early societies.


Adopted: 2015

BIG IDEAS

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  • How does our environment affect us? How do we affect it?


UNDERSTANDING THE STANDARD

Archaeologists continue to find and interpret evidence of early humans and their lives.

ESSENTIALS

Archaeologists study past cultures by locating and analyzing human remains, settlements, fossils, and artifacts.

Archaeologists apply scientific tests, such as carbon dating, to analyze fossils and artifacts.

Stonehenge is an example of an archaeological site in England. It was begun during the Neolithic Age and completed during the Bronze Age.

Aleppo and Jericho are examples of early cities in the Fertile Crescent that are studied by archaeologists.

Çatalhöyük is an example of a Neolithic settlement currently under excavation in Anatolia.


KEY VOCABULARY

Terms

Continents (2a)

nomad (2a)

adaptation  (2a)

hominid (2a)

Paleolithic Era (2b)

hunter-gatherers (2b)

clan (2b)

Neolithic Era (2c)

Domestication (2c)

Neolithic societies (2c)

artifact (2d)

archaeology (2d)

fossil (2d)

Carbon 14 dating (2d)

Bronze Age (2d)

Places

Eurasia (2a)

England (2d)

Aleppo (2d)

Jericho (2d)

Catal Hoyuk (2d)

Anatolia (2d)

Stonehenge (2d)

Updated: May 21, 2018