 A time before people developed a system of writing  2 Different Periods:  Paleolithic Age (Old Stone Age)  Neolithic Age (New Stone Age)

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  • A time before people developed a system of writing 2 Different Periods: Paleolithic Age (Old Stone Age) Neolithic Age (New Stone Age)
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  • Artifacts- any objects created or modified by man
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  • WEAPONS TOOLS ART AND OTHER THINGS
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  • They can tell us what people ate, if they hunted or had a shelter, burial practices, etc.
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  • Homo habilis; skillful man Homo erectus; man who walks upright Homo sapiens; man who thinks
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  • Much of what we know about very early man has been learned from a skeleton was found in Africa in 1974. This skeleton was of a young female who was about 20 when she died. She was named Lucy, and was about 4 foot tall and probably weighed about 50 pounds when she died. Her skeleton showed she walked upright and her brain was about the size of an orange.
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  • How did geography influence the lives of early humans?
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  • Early people started in parts of east Africa to Europe and Asia
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  • Approximatly 11,000 years ago there was an Ice Age on Earth The Ice Age was a period of time when huge ice sheets covered the Earth When the glaciers melted, temperatures rose and land could be farmed and animals could graze
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  • Rhinoceros sabre-toothed tiger Wooly Mammoth
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  • Beringia (now called the Bering Strait) Went from Asia to North America Formed a land bridge
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  • Stone tools were the first pieces of technology Technology is anything that makes mans life easier
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