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Ancient history

The study of the written past from the beginning of recorded human history to the Early Middle Ages. The span of recorded history is roughly 5,000 years, starting with Cuneiform script, the oldest discovered form of coherent writing, from the protoliterate period around the 30th century BC.

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Ancient history

La Nina

History; Ancient history

A period during which the surface water of the eastern Pacific Ocean becomes cooler than usual.

Lyell

History; Ancient history

Scottish scientist who studied the history of the Earth and made many contributions to our understanding of fossils.

Jurassic Period

History; Ancient history

The period of time during the history of the Earth starting about 208 million years ago.

Leakey

History; Ancient history

British scientist who discovered fossils of early humans in 1959. Those fossils are estimated to be 2 million years old.

Neanderthal

History; Ancient history

An extinct variety of human that lived in Europe, Africa, and Asia until about 30,000 years ago.

Mesolithic Period

History; Ancient history

The middle period of the Stone Age. The Mesolithic Period began at different times in different parts of the world.

Mesozoic Era

History; Ancient history

The era of geological time starting about 245 million years ago and ending about 65 million years ago.

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