Ancient History Research

Jerry Adler and Nicholas Toth both present arguments linking our earliest inventions to human evolution.  What arguments does each of them present, and what links between human physical development and stone tools and the ability to control and create fire do they establish?  Then, after reading the Hodges chapter and the Adler article and watching the videos on Making Stone Tools and Making Fire, to what extent do you think the invention of stone tools and the ability to create and control fire might have influenced the development not only of human bodies but also of human social groups and human culture/society? Read Hodges, “Chapter 2: From Savage Hunter to Primitive Farmer: The New Skills and Tools Essential to Stock-Raising and Agriculture” (21-31) 3.  Read Jerry Adler, “Why Fire Makes us Human” 4.  Look at the Stone Tools pdf 5.  Watch Nicholas Toth, “Big History Project: Making Stone Tools” (Length: 7:48) 6.  Watch “Making Fire” (Length 4:10) and “Primitive Fire from Stones” (Length: 2:01) Website-https://www.smithsonianmag.com/science-nature/why-fire-makes-us-human-72989884/ (Jerry Adler Why Fire Makes Us Human) PDF- file:///C:/Users/brand/Downloads/Hodges,%20Ch.%202(1).pdf (Hodges, “Chapter 2: From Savage Hunter to Primitive Farmer: The New Skills and Tools Essential to Stock-Raising and Agriculture” (21-31) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SrvPOkMs4U4#action=share (Nicholas Toth, “Big History Project: Making Stone Tools” (Length: 7:48) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xSJq4PLsWeg#action=share ( Watch “Making Fire” (Length 4:10) and “Primitive Fire from Stones” (Length: 2:01)

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