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Evolution of man, technology and environment

Order of Ages Early Stone Age - Began around 2.6 million years ago
    - Homo Habilis and Zinjanthropus appear
    - Wood and bone tools are used (crude tools)
    - Lived a nomadic life as hunter/gatherers
Middle Stone Age - Ended around 50,000 BC
    - Discovery of fire
    - Development of sharper, smaller, portable tools
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    Emergence of social and ethnic groups
Late Stone Age - Began around 50,000 BC to 3,300 BC
    - Neolithic Revolution occurs
    - Beginning of farming and domestication of animals
    - Beginning of permanent settlement
Bronze Age - 3,300 BC until 1,200 BC
    - Military technology develops, Empires begin
Iron Age - 1,200 BC until 400 AD
    - Trade and Empires come to dominate human activities
Stages of human evolution
    1. Australopithecus Africus – Zinjanthropus - Early ancestors of man
    2. Homo Habilis - The tool maker
    3. Homo Erectus - Standing upright
    4. Homo Sapiens - Modern man (Homo Sapiens Sapiens)

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