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Ancient Civilizations - Our Human Ancestors

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This is a 27 slide, highly animated, power point presentation on Ancient Civilizations - Our Human Ancestors. Each of the slides are editable so you can change it to fit your individual needs.

Early humans were nomads and lived in small tribes of "hunter-gatherers". Nomads were people who stayed on the move looking for food, without a permanent home. Every day was a struggle to find enough food to feed the group. This prevented humans from discovering new things, until the time when humans did not have to worry about finding food each day.

It has been determined that human migration began during the Ice Age began about 100,000 years ago. 75,000 years ago, humans left Africa and moved into Southwest Asia (Middle East) and into Central Asia. 40,000 years ago, humans moved towards East Asia and Europe. 13,000 years ago, humans arrived in the Americas.

Most historians think the first civilization started between the Tigris and Euphrates Rivers in Iraq. The land between those rivers is called Mesopotamia. Due to the shape of the land, this area is also called Fertile Crescent or Cradle of Civilization.

The Americas were the last continents to be reached by humans as groups of people probably followed animal herds from Russia across the land bridge into Alaska. This group much later became Aztec, Inca, Maya, and Native Americans.

The Presentation covers the following:

Background
Stone Age & Humans
Bronze Age & Humans
Nomadic Lifestyle
Ice Age Movements
Impact of Glaciers
Language Similarities
Evolving Appearance
Development of Farming
Domestication
Africa Develops Slowly
Impact of Farming
Fertile Soil
Agricultural Changes
Development of Laws
Development of Religions
Polytheistic Religions
Development of Writing
Drawing, Symbols & Sounds
Writing Today
Civilizations Created
First Civilizations
Other Early Civilizations
End of Presentation

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