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a severe shortage of food (as through crop failure) resulting in violent hunger and starvation and death
an object made by human beings; often refers to a primitive tool or other relic from an earlier period
the shift from hunting of animals and gathering of food to the keeping of animals and the growing of food on a regular basis around 8,000 BC
(archeology) the earliest known period of human culture, characterized by the use of stone implements
the time during the development of human culture before the appearance of the written word
a society in an advanced state of social development (e.g., with complex legal and political and religious organizations)
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