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The Stone Age
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What is history?
The written and other recorded events of people.
What is prehistory?
The time before writing was invented.
What important invention marked the beginning of history?
How do historians learn about prehistory?
By studying the objects that hominids left behind.
What landmass did modern humans cross to travel from Asia into North America?
Bering Land Bridge
What is an archeologist?
A scientist who examines objects to learn about the human past.
What are oral traditions?
Stories passed down by word of mouth. Usually told verbally from one generation to the next.
What is geography?
The study of Earth's surface and the processes that shape it.
Why are historians interested in oral traditions?
They tell us how a society lived and what the people considered important.
How can geography help us understand history?
Geography can help us understand why historical events happened.
What marked the beginning of the Stone Age?
The invention of stone tools.
What is the earliest period of human culture?
The Stone Age
What is a hominid?
A modern human or a member of an earlier group that may have included ancestors or relatives of modern humans.
What is the Stone Age?
A period of time during which hominids made lasting tools and weapons mainly from stone; the earliest known period of prehistoric culture.
How many periods is the Stone Age divided into?
What are the three sections of the Stone Age?
Old Stone Age, Middle Stone Age, and New Stone Age
What is a nomad?
A person who has no settled home; travels from place to place
What does it mean to domesticate?
To adapt wild plants or tame wild animals and to breed them for human use.
What was life like during the Stone Age?
People hunted and gathered; nomadic; discovered fire; created stone tools; began farming; domesticated animals
What marked the beginning of the New Stone Age?
What skill did people develop during the New Stone Age?
Farming; domesticating animals
How did hominids of the Old Stone Age survive?
Hominids hunted, gathered, and traveled from place to place in search of resources
How did survival skills change as people began to settle?
Hominids domesticated animals and began farming
What are the effects of geography and climate on farming?
Different geographies and climates grow different crops.
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