People of the Old Stone Age Hunters & Gatherers

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Aim: What are the characteristics of the Paleolithic Age?. People of the Old Stone Age Hunters & Gatherers. Do Now: What does the word stem Paleo mean? Hint: Its the opposite of Neo. The earliest humans probably lived in Africa. - PowerPoint PPT Presentation

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People of the Old Stone Age

Hunters & GatherersAim: What are the characteristics of the Paleolithic Age?Do Now: What does the word stem Paleo mean? Hint: Its the opposite of Neo1

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 to survive.2Getting Food

3Without becoming food!

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UghMe soHungry!5 Groups of related families united in bands. They collected roots, nuts, fruits, and seeds. They also cooperated together for basic needs such as for food and shelter Hunted & Gathered for Food / Nomadic

6The animals they killed provided:

meat for food bones for tools hides for clothing

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They set up seasonal camps in caves or rock shelters wherever the animals were plentiful.8People (Bands) migrated when food (plants or animals) became scarce in one location.

Were outta here!

Yaba-daba-doo!

9Spreading Through the World

10Reasons for the MigrationsCouldnt find enough foodGrowing number of bandsChanging climateFollow animals on the move (hunting)

11Ice AgeAbout 35,000 years agoIce sheets covered about 1/3 of the earth Resultocean level lower & land bridges made migration to various parts of world possible

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And it made a cool movie too13

Cave Paintings are Artifacts too.

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Stone Age Artifacts15

Stone Tools16

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

Watch out for your thumb!17

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What have we learned?20

How did early people get the food they needed to survive?21

2. Why did early people work together?22Paleolithic - Old Stone AgeReview People hunted & gathered for food People were nomadic (moved from place to place) People made tools made of Stone People expressed themselves with cave painting art People worked together for survival

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3. Besides food, for what purposes might early people have worked together?24

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