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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.

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Hunters and Gatherers

Grade 6

Mr. Bennetts 6th Grade

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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.

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Getting Food

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Without becoming food!

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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

Gatherers.

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The animals hunted provided hunters and gatherers with what resources necessary for survival?

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They set up seasonal camps in caves or rock shelters whenever the animals were plentiful.

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2. What might cause a band of hunters and gatherers to have to migrate (travel

from place to

place)?

List three

Inferences.

Were outta here!

Yaba-daba-doo!

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Spreading Through the World

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Ice Age

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

possible.

3. What caused migration and what

effect did it have on hunters and gatherers?

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And it made a cool movie too

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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?

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Stone Age Artifacts

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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?

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Here we see our good friend, Ugamug, hard at work using his tools.

How do we know this is how early humans lived?

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Archeology!

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EXPLAIN YOUR THINKING!

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