What is Prehistory?

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When is prehistory usually thought to begin?
When writing begins in a country.
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When is prehistory roughly thought to have begun?
6-7 million years ago.
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Who coined the term "prehistory"?
Daniel Wilson.
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When did Darwin write his Origins of Species?
1859
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What is an example of one of the earliest-found hominins?
Sahelanthropus tchadensis (Sahara)
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Why is the term "prehistory" problematic?
Different countries developed writing at different points in their history.
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What is meant by "protohistory"?
The point at which a certain country develops writing.
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What is the first written language discovered?
Cuneiform.
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What is an archaeological culture?
Groupings of peoples, here in prehistoric times.
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What is an assemblage?
An archaeological gathering of related finds, activities, peoples etc.
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A frequently occurring assemblage is indicative of a culture. True or false?
True.
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The Natufian culture (~11,000-8,000BC) shows recurring plastered human skulls in this limited time period. What is this an example of?
A culture.
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