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how did the stone age get its name
because they used stone tools
earliest signs of life that scientists found
archealogists found that remains that some think may be about 2 million years old
kinds of technology people of border cave used to survive
grass for bedding fire for cooking, herbs for medicine, and bows and arrows
what happened about 12,000 years ago
earths cool climate began to warm. this change caused the number of plants and animals on earth to soar, and number of people grew.
how new stone age different from old stone age
people began experimenting with agriculture
changes in the way people lived that made agriculture possible
hunters and gatherers began building permanent homes in places rich with wild grains and animals and made it possible for few people to raise food from entire group
what archaelogists learned about catal huyuk after they discovered it
pottery housing trade products art crops religion and specialization
raising of crops and animals for human use.
New Stone Age
Period of human prehistory that lasted from 12,000 tears ago to about 6000 years ago during which people still depended about mainly on stone tools and began experimenting with agriculture.
to train plants or animals to be useful to people.
Extra supply of something such as crops that are not needed immediately for food.
training to do a particular kind of work
a culture that has developed systems of specialization religion learning and government
the exchange fo goods between people
the use of skills and tools to meet practical human needs
old stone age
the period of human prehistory that lasted until about 12000 years ago during which stone tools were the most common technology used by humans
a person of the old stone age who met needs by hunting animals and gathering plants