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Prehistory Unit Review

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Archeologists
scientists who studies artifacts to understand the past.
Hunter-gatherers
were small groups of nomadic people who traveled to find limited resources.
Iceman's Artifacts
animal skin clothing, copper axe, flint knife, medicine bag/belt, box with unfinished arrows
Wheat on Iceman
showed he had been to a farming village
Unfinished arrows of Iceman
showed he probably left in a hurry
Alps
Mountains in Northern Italy where Iceman was discovered.
Mesolithic Era
Middle Stone Age; when people migrated because of Ice Age and adapted to new environments
Paleolithic Era
Old Stone Age; when people lived in caves and were hunter-gatherers
Domesticated Animals
were used for food, clothing, and to carry heavy loads
Dinosaurs
did NOT exist at the same time as early humans
Adapt
changing to fit new conditions or environment
Hunter-gatherers
men hunted animals and women gathered plants
Neolithic Era
New Stone Age; when people lived in villages, farmed, and tamed wild animals.
Iceman's Copper Axe
showed the Iceman lived near the end of the Stone Ages
Stone Age Tools
were made mostly of bone and stone
Domestication
taming wild animals for human use, NOT EASY TO TAME
Agriculture
practice of farming/growing crops
Artifacts
objects made or used by people of the past
Nomadic
moving from place to place with no permanent home
Migrate
to move from one place to another
Fertile
soil with substances that helps plants grow
Famine
time with little food when many people starve
Why were hunter-gather groups small and mobile?
limited food, water, and shelter at any given location
Prehistory
time before writing