For this assignment, you will answer the following questions. Ensure your answers are written clearly and use precise and accurate historical examples to defend all of your opinions and arguments. Adhere to APA Style when creating citations and references for this assignment. APA formatting, however, is not necessary.
You should include information gained from an academic article of your choice related to hunter/gatherer, Stone Age, or early civilizations. Your responses to each question should fully answer each question. Your paper should be at least two pages in length.
1. What is your definition of history? Do not give a dictionary definition, but write one of your own. Explain why you wrote your definition this way and what it means. Use your definition to briefly discuss how history is written and its role in society.
2. What are some of the pros and cons of hunter/gatherer societies? What are some of the pros and cons of agricultural societies? Which would you rather live in and why?
3. What were some of the major milestones that led to the development and emergence of complex civilizations? What are some of the difficulties in determining dates and causes for these?
4. What methods do we use to study prehistoric cultures? What are some common aspects of prehistoric cultures (perhaps represented in art and artifacts)? How do these relate to modern cultures?
5. In what ways did tools influence the structure and development of early human societies? How do tools still influence the structure and development of modern society?