What is Prehistory?

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1. Why is the term "prehistory" problematic?

  • Radioarbon dating only goes as far back as 40,000 years.
  • Different countries developed writing at different points in their history.
  • It's too far back to know what really happened.
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2. Which of these is an example of naming a culture after where it is from?

  • All of the above.
  • Hallstatt.
  • Sesklo.
  • Michelsberg.

3. When is prehistory roughly thought to have begun?

  • 20-30 million years ago.
  • 6-7 million years ago.
  • 7-8 million years ago.

4. What is an example of one of the earliest-found hominins?

  • Australopithecus afarensis (East Africa)
  • Sahelanthropus tchadensis (Sahara)
  • Ardipithecus ramidus (various parts of Africa)

5. When is prehistory usually thought to begin?

  • When **** sapiens appear.
  • When people start speaking.
  • When writing begins in a country.
  • When Neanderthals appear.

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