Human Legacy Course/The Beginnings of Civilization (Prehistory - 1000 BC)

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Early humans slowly spread from Africa to other parts of the world. These early people struggled to survive by using basic stone tools and weapons to hunt animals, catch fish, and gather plants and nuts. For hundreds of thousands of years, early people lived in this way. Then, as the last Ice Age ended, some people learned to farm. This breakthrough gave rise to villages and cities—and in time, to the first civilizations.

Ancient Cave Art

Scientific evidence suggests that the earliest humans lived in Africa. This week, you will learn how humans spread to other parts of the world and established the first civilizations.

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