Sociology Applied to Early Prehistory

Sociology including peoples of the world, communities, and social structure and change can be used to examine early prehistory.

   

Sociology

Sociology can be used to examine Pliocene prehistory, early Pleistocene prehistory, early mid Pleistocene prehistory, mid Pleistocene prehistory, and late mid Pleistocene prehistory.

Peoples of the world

Peoples of the world including nations and major groups of African peoples, Asiatic peoples, and European peoples can be used to examine Pliocene prehistory, early Pleistocene prehistory, early mid Pleistocene prehistory, mid Pleistocene prehistory, and late mid Pleistocene prehistory. The principal focus is on African peoples, although some Asiatic peoples can be identified. European peoples have been more intensively studied, but were less significant during this period. The Americas are not thought to have been inhabited during this period.

Nations

Nations such as Kazakhstan, Niger, Burkina Faso, Guatemala, Mali, Ecuador, Cambodia, Malawi, Zambia, Senegal, Zimbabwe, Chad, Cuba, Belgium, Greece, Rwanda, Tunisia, Portugal, Czech Republic, Bolivia, Guinea, Burundi, Haiti, Hungary, Somalia, Sweden, and Belarus can be used to examine Pliocene prehistory, early Pleistocene prehistory, early mid Pleistocene prehistory, mid Pleistocene prehistory, and late mid Pleistocene prehistory.

African peoples

African peoples including Eastern African, Southern African, Central African, and Western African peoples can be used to examine Pliocene prehistory, early Pleistocene prehistory, early mid Pleistocene prehistory, mid Pleistocene prehistory, and late mid Pleistocene prehistory. It is believed that human origins and evolution can be traced to Africa. Cameroon can be connected.

Eastern African peoples

Eastern African peoples including Central East African peoples and Northern East African peoples can be used to examine Pliocene prehistory, early Pleistocene prehistory, early mid Pleistocene prehistory, mid Pleistocene prehistory, and late mid Pleistocene prehistory. Sudan can be connected.

Central East African peoples such as those of Tanzania and Kenya can be connected. Uganda can be connected. Tanzania can be connected. Stone tools called Olduwan and various hominid remains were discovered at Olduvai gorge and Laetoli beginning about 1931. Kenya can be connected. Numerous finds of skeletons and stone tools dating to this period have been found since 1929.

Northern East African peoples such as those of Ethiopia can be connected.

Southern African peoples

Southern African peoples such as those of South Africa can be connected. Mozambique can be connected. South Africa can be connected. Numerous hominid fossils have been found from 1924 onward

Central African peoples

Central African peoples such as those of Congo DR can be connected. Angola can be connected. Congo DR can be connected.

Western African peoples

Western African peoples including Southern Coastal West African peoples can be used to examine early mid Pleistocene prehistory, mid Pleistocene prehistory, and late mid Pleistocene prehistory. Côte d'Ivoire can be connected. Southern Coastal West African peoples including those of Nigeria can be connected. Ghana can be connected. Nigeria can be used to examine mid Pleistocene prehistory and late mid Pleistocene prehistory.

Asiatic peoples

Asiatic peoples including Middle Eastern peoples, South Asian peoples, Central Asian peoples, Oriental peoples, and Southeast Asian peoples can be used to examine Pliocene prehistory, early Pleistocene prehistory, early mid Pliestocene prehistory, mid Pleistocene prehistory, and late Pleistocene prehistory can be connected. Sri Lanka can be connected.

Middle Eastern peoples

Middle Eastern peoples including North African, Egyptian, Arabian, Mesopotamian, Anatolian, and Persian peoples can be connected. Syria can be connected.

North African peoples such as those of Algeria can be connected. Morocco can be connected. Algeria can be connected. Olduwan stone tools dating to 1.8 million years BP have been found, and remains of Homo erectus dating to 700,000 years BP were found in 1954.

Egypt can be connected. I have no information about early prehistory in Egypt.

Arabian peoples such as those of Saudi Arabia can be connected. Yemen can be connected. Saudi Arabia can be connected.

Mesopotamian peoples such as those of Iraq can be connected.

Turkey can be connected. Numerous remains from mid Pleistocene times onward have been identified.

Persian peoples such as those of Iran can be connected. Afghanistan can be connected. Iran can be connected. Iran is not thought to have been inhabited during Pliocene or early Pleistocene times, but later periods can be connected.

South Asian peoples

South Asian people including those of India and Pakistan can be used to examine Pliocene prehistory, early Pleistocene prehistory, early mid Pleistocene prehistory, mid Pleistocene prehistory, and late mid Pleistocene prehistory. Nepal can be connected.

India can be used to examine Pliocene prehistory, early Pleistocene prehistory, early mid Pleistocene prehistory, mid Pleistocene prehistory, and late mid Pliestocene prehistory. Hominid remains from about 500,000 years before present and anatomically modern humans from about 75,000 years before present have been identified. Pakistan can be used to examine Pliocene prehistory, early Pleistocene prehistory, early mid Pleistocene prehistory, mid Pleistocene prehistory, and late mid Pliestocene prehistory. Soanian culture can be identified from about 500 - 125 thousand years BP and was discovered about 1928. Bangladesh can be connected. Little is known of Bangladesh in this period.

Central Asian peoples

Central Asian peoples such as those of Uzbekistan can be connected.

Oriental peoples

Oriental peoples such as those of China, Japan, and Korea can be used to examine Pliocene prehistory, early Pleistocene prehistory, early mid Pleistocene prehistory, mid Pleistocene prehistory, and late mid Pleistocene prehistory. Taiwan can be connected.

China can be connected. Various stone tools dating to about 1.36 million years ago and hominid remains dating to about 1.23 million years ago and classified as Homo erectus have been found in China, most notably Peking Man (discovered in 1923-27) and dated to about 750,000 years before present.

Japan is not thought to have been inhabited during this period.

South Korea can be connected. There are remains that date to about 500,000 BP.

North Korea can be connected.

Southeast Asian and Oceanic peoples

Southeast Asian and and Oceanic peoples including mainland Southeast Asian, Southeast Asian island, and Aboriginal Australian peoples can be used to examine Pliocene prehistory, early Pleistocene prehistory, early mid Pleistocene prehistory, mid Pleistocene prehistory, and late mid Pleistocene prehistory. Madagascar can be connected.

Mainland Southeast Asian peoples such as those of Vietnam, Thailand, and Burma can be connected. Malaysia can be connected. Vietnam can be connected. Fossils classified as Homo erectus dating to about 500,000 years BP have been identified. Thailand can be connected. In 1999, fossils known as Lampang man, dated to about 1 million to 500,000 years before present, were located. Burma can be connected. Evidence of population of Homo erectus dating to about 750,000 years BP has been found.

Southeast Asian Island peoples such as those of the Philippines and Indonesia can be connected. Malaysia can be connected. Indonesia can be connected. Remains known as Java Man that date to early mid Pleistocene prehistory were discovered in 1891. The Philippines can be connected. The earliest known human remains are those of Callao man, dated to about 67,000 BC.

Aboriginal Australian peoples

Aboriginal Australian peoples such as those of Australia can be connected.

Western Civilization

Western Civilization including Latin, Northeast European, Germanic, and Anglic peoples can be used to examine Pliocene prehistory, early Pleistocene prehistory, early mid Pleistocene prehistory, mid Pleistocene prehistory, and late mid Pleistocene prehistory. The Netherlands can be connected.

Balkan peoples

Balkan peoples such as those of Romania can be connected.

Latin peoples

Latin peoples including Italian peoples and French peoples can be connected. Spain can be connected.

Italian peoples such as those of Italy can be connected.

French peoples such as those of France can be connected.

Northeast European peoples

Northeast European peoples including East Slavic peoples can be connected. Poland can be connected.

East Slavic peoples such as those of Russia can be connected. Ukraine can be connected. Russia can be connected. In 2006, Oldowan flint tools dating to 1.5 million years BP were discovered in Russia.

Germanic peoples

Germanic peoples such as those of Germany can be connected.

Anglic peoples

Anglic peoples such as those of the United Kingdom can be connected.

American Indian peoples such as those of what are now the United States, Canada, Mexico, Brazil, Peru, Colombia, Argentina, Venezuela, and Chile can be considered, but the Americas are thought to have been uninhabited by mankind.

Communities

Communities such as Beijing, Osaka, Canton, Moscow, Los Angeles, Calcutta, Dacca, Buenos Aires, Istanbul, Rio de Janeiro, Shenzhen, Lagos, Paris, Nagoya, Lima, Chicago, Kinshasa, Tianjin, Chennai, Bengaluru, London, Saigon, Donguan, and Hyderabad can be examined for connection to Pliocene prehistory, early Pleistocene prehistory, early mid Pleistocene prehistory, mid Pleistocene prehistory, and late mid Pleistocene prehistory.

Asiatic cities such as Tokyo, Seoul, Mumbai, Jakarta, Delhi, Shanghai, Manila, Karachi, and Cairo had not yet been founded. Western Cities such as Mexico City, New York City, and Sao Paulo had not yet been founded.

Social mechanics

Social mechanics including social change, social types, and social structure can be used to examine Pliocene prehistory, early Pleistocene prehistory, early mid Pleistocene prehistory, mid Pleistocene prehistory, and late mid Pleistocene prehistory.

Social change

Social change including particular changes and movements, social change factors, and social change processes can be used to examine Pliocene prehistory, early Pleistocene prehistory, early mid Pleistocene prehistory, mid Pleistocene prehistory, and late mid Pleistocene prehistory.

Particular changes

Particular changes and movements including stone age developments can be used to examine Pliocene prehistory, early Pleistocene prehistory, early mid Pleistocene prehistory, mid Pleistocene prehistory, and late mid Pleistocene prehistory. The industrial revolution, agrarian developments, and the agricultural revolution had not yet begun.

Stone age developments can be connected.

Social change factors

Social change factors including institutional change, cultural change, demographic change, and natural change can be used to examine Pliocene prehistory, early Pleistocene prehistory, early mid Pleistocene prehistory, mid Pleistocene prehistory, and late mid Pleistocene prehistory.

Institutional change can be connected. Cultural change can be connected. Demographic change can be connected. Natural change can be connected.

Social change processes

Social change processes including innovation, transmission, adaptation, and extinction can be connected.

Innovation can be connected. Transmission can be connected. Adaptation can be connected. Extinction can be connected.

Social types

Social types including hunting and gathering societies can be used to examine Pliocene prehistory, early Pleistocene prehistory, early mid Pleistocene prehistory, mid Pleistocene prehistory, and late mid Pleistocene prehistory. Industrial societies had not yet developed. Agrarian society had not yet developed. Horticultural society had not yet developed. Hunting and gathering societies originated.

Social structure

Social structure including community and regional structure, class structure, institutional structure, cultural structure, and anthropological structure can be used to examine Pliocene prehistory, early Pleistocene prehistory, early mid Pleistocene prehistory, mid Pleistocene prehistory, and late mid Pleistocene prehistory.

Community and regional structure can be connected. Class structure can be connected. Institutional structure can be connected. Cultural structure can be connected. Anthropological structure can be connected.

History, sociology, institutions, culture, anthropology, personal studies, and science will be connected as the site develops.

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Created 26 Feb 2015 Last updated 7 Feb 2017