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6. Early Humans

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Actvity: Early Ancestors Gallery: Human AncestorsThreshold 6: Humans and Collective LearningCrash Course Big History: Human EvolutionThreshold Card: Threshold 6 Collective LearningLucy and the LeakeysJane Goodall
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Intro to AnthropologyIntro to ArchaeologyActivity: What Do You Know? What Do You Ask?Making Stone ToolsActivity: Historos Cave
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Gallery: What Makes Humans Different?Collective Learning (Part 1)Collective Learning at ScaleActivity: Claim Testing – Collective LearningEarly Evidence of Collective Learning
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How Did The First Humans Live?Gallery: How Did the First Humans Live? ForagingFrom Foraging to Food ShoppingActivity: Hunter Gatherer MenuGenealogy and Human AncestryActivity: Human Migration Patterns
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Glossary: Early Humans
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How Did Our Ancestors Evolve?What Makes Humans Different?Pierre Teilhard de ChardinMigrations and Technological CreativityWeb Links
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Humans are unusual. We walk upright and build cities, we travel from continent to continent in hours, and we communicate across the globe in an instant. We alone can build bombs and invent medicines. Why can we do all these things that other creatures can’t? What makes us so different from other species?