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𓂀 What Was Egypt Like During the Stone Age? 𓂀
Discover who lived along the Nile over 300,000 to 1 million years before the pharaohs in a very different place than the ancient Egypt we've learned about all this time.
Ilene Sennuwy Springer
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Credit for photo above: Georgian National Museum Picture this: a lush region with grassland, trees, lots of rain and a river like so many others in the world at that time. There was no desert. This was Egypt about one million years ago. There were people living here, raising children and finding food, playing, surviving and burying their dead. Some didn't look very much like us - modern humans called Homo sapiens. They probably didn't even have a name for themselves. Nevertheless, they...
1. How bone fossils, tools, climate change, and most recently, the human genome guide our research of pre-human populations. 2. Why archaeologists and Egyptologists have trouble settling on definite dates for major changes in people and the environment. 3. The recognition that Egypt and the rest of the world had several types of humans existing at the same time. 4. The consideration that gender identity issues most likely applied to pre-Homo sapiens. 5. The notion that we should respect our non-Homo sapien ancestors because they were people in their own right. They invented survival skills most of us wouldn't even attempt, and that their struggles led to the people we are today.
I hold a Diploma in Egyptology from Oxford College in England and a Certificate of Museum Studies from Harvard University. And I’ve been to Egypt three times on personalized, educational tours. I am also a substitute teacher in Albuquerque, New Mexico. I've been captivated by ancient Egypt since I was ten years old. And I feel it's my destiny to share my enthusiasm for and expertise on this beautiful and brilliant 5000-year-old civilization with all of you. I look forward to seeing you soon in this class. I think you'll agree that The Egyptian Room is an attractive, fun and inspiring place to learn. And, please, if you like, call me Ms. Sennuwy - my chosen ancient Egyptian name.
I will encourage students to read the handouts I give them before class.
I will supply students with a chart of the humans who lived in Egypt long before the pharaohs.
There will be an informal, fun quiz at the beginning of the class (which students can download before) to see how much they know about the inhabitants of predynastic Egypt, and I will go over the same quiz with the students to see what they've learned after the class.
55 minutes per week in class, and an estimated 0 - 1 hours per week outside of class.
Some of the photos of pre-humans show nudity. And some of the photo images (the faces of pre-humans) may appear very strange to students.
I have used several well-known ancient Egyptian and archaeological research websites for the material in this presentation. √ From the Atlantic by Jed Yong (2017) https://newatlas.com/ancient-egyptian-mummy-dna-study/49792/ √ The Main Nile Valley at the End of the Pleistocene https://www.frontiersin.org/articles/10.3389/feart.2020.607183/full √ Egypt: History - The Lower Paleolithic http://www.touregypt.net/ebph1.htm √ Ancient Egypt Online https://uniavisen.dk/en/the-neanderthals-had-both-climate-issues-and-a-high-degree-of-self-awareness/ √ Smithsonian: What does it mean to be human? https://humanorigins.si.edu/evidence/human-fossils/species/homo-erectus √ Merritt Ruhlen, writing in 1994 in “The Origin of Language” http://www.actforlibraries.org/homo-erectus-life-abilities-acheulean-stone-tools/ √ Lascaux on the Nile—the Megalithic Portal https://www.megalithic.co.uk/article.php?sid=2146413094 √ Phys.org - A snapshot of our mysterious ancestor Homo erectus https://phys.org/news/2019-01-snapshot-mysterious-ancestor-homo-erectus.html
Ilene Sennuwy Springer
The Ancient Egyptian Room with Sennuwy
🇺🇸Lives in the United States
131 total reviews
214 completed classes
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