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Ch. 2-The Stone Ages and Early Cultures

Unit 1-Early Humans and Socities
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Prehistory
Historians call this the time before there was writing.
Hominid
An early ancestor of humans.
Ancestor
A relative who lived in the past.
Tool
Any handheld object that has been modified to help a person accomplish a task.
Paleolithic Era
The first part of the Stone Age, when people first used stone tools.
society
A community of people who share a common culture.
hunter-gatherers
People who hunt animals and gather wild plants, seeds, fruits, and nuts to survive.
migrate
Move.
ice ages
Long periods of freezing weather.
land bridge
A strip of land connecting two continents.
Mesolithic Era
The Middle Stone Ages.
Neolithic Era
New Stone Age.
domestication
The process of changing plants or animals to make them more useful to humans.
agriculture
Farming.
Megaliths
Huge stones used as monuments.

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