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DESCRIPTIONThe earliest humans probably lived in Africa. They spread to the rest of the world over the next tens of thousands of years as they hunted and gathered food.
Hunters and Gatherers
Mr. Bennetts 6th Grade
1. VOCABULARY TERMS
ArchaeologyArchaeologistArtifacts Bands Hunters and Gatherers Migrate Ice Age Cultures
The earliest humans probably lived in Africa.
They spread to the rest of the world over the next tens of thousands of years as they hunted and gathered food.
Without becoming food!
Families united in groups called bands to collect roots, nuts, fruits and seeds. They also hunted together. By co-operating they met their basic needs for food, clothing and shelter. These
people are known
as Hunters and
The animals hunted provided hunters and gatherers with what resources necessary for survival?
They set up seasonal camps in caves or rock shelters whenever the animals were plentiful.
2. What might cause a band of hunters and gatherers to have to migrate (travel
from place to
Were outta here!
Spreading Through the World
About 35,000 years ago
Ice sheets covered about 1/3 of the earth
As a result, ocean level lower & land bridges made
migration to various parts of world
3. What caused migration and what
effect did it have on hunters and gatherers?
And it made a cool movie too
People in different parts of the world gradually developed their own cultures (way of life). As bands grew larger, their organization and interactions within the group changed. Band members performed different tasks (division of labor) and took on different roles according to their abilities and the groups needs.
4. ___________were beginning to develop?
Stone Age Artifacts
Artifacts are objects made by humans, typically an item of cultural or historical interest.
Archeologists examine artifacts they find to determine what life was like in the past.
5. Cave paintings, bowls, and clothing are Artifacts too. Name at least 3 others?
Here we see our good friend, Ugamug, hard at work using his tools.
How do we know this is how early humans lived?
EXPLAIN YOUR THINKING!