A Ground-Breaking Development

Question for Knowledge Check:

  • Discuss the advantages and disadvantages of the introduction of farming in comparison with the hunter-gathering lifestyle that was gradually replaced.

OR

  • Identify the similarities and differences between Neanderthals and Homo sapiens. Suggest some possible reasons for the extinction of Neanderthals about 30,000 years ago.

Opposition Words: although • but • despite • in spite of • however • on the contrary • nevertheless • on the other hand • while • whereas • even though

Connecting Words: consequently • therefore • hence • as a result • it follows that • for instance • for example • this suggests that

Useful Verbs: indicate • suggest • provide evidence for • show • demonstrate • conclude • assume • argue • contend • pose a question • raise a question • consider • reflect on • interpret • hypothesise

Link to Reading on Neanderthals

Handout: A Mystery of History + SWOT on Farming

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