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What were Early Humans

Were hunter-gatherers and cave dwellers


From the beginning humans did what

humans distinguished themselves as thinking, inventive beings


What did the Early Humans use fire for

They used fire to cook food, warm themselves, and frighten animals away


Are people sure when people started migrating to U.S



When did animals cross the Beringia Bridge

At about 38,000 B.C


What was the Beringia Bridge

The piece of land that connected Russia and Alaska (U.S) and allowed Early humans to travel to the U.S. This piece of land reappears from time to time and is covered by the Bering Strait


Why did animals migrate to Beringia from Asia

In search of food


why did the humans follow the animals to Beringia

Since the people depended on the animals for food, clothing, and tools


What was the process of the Beringia disappearance

Over time, Beringia became crowded. There were more people and fewer animals. The animals moved on to North America, and the people followed. Eventually, the ice melted, the seas rose, and the Beringia land bridge disappeared under the water. The people and animals remained in North America


History Definition

The period of the past for which written records exist


Nomadic Definition

Wandering from place to place in search of food


Prehistory Definition

The period of time before human beings could write


What is Lascaux

A cave with prehistoric paintings


Agricultural Revolution Definition

The giant step forward that humans took when they deliberately planted seeds to grow crops


Domestication Definition

The practice of taming wild animals


Slash-and-Burn Agriculture Definition

A method of preparing land for farming by slashing the bark of trees to kill them, and then burning the brush and scattering the ashes


How long do Scientists and Historians believe is the span of time between prehistory and the development of agriculture

Scientists and historians believe that the time from prehistory to the development of agriculture spans more than two million years


In Historic and Prehistoric times did discovers and innovations develop at a steady pace

No they didn't


Which shelter was impossible for early humans to have given their way of life

Permanent Homes


What best describes Early Humans

Early humans were nomadic, for the most part. Early humans lived in caves, rock shelters in cliffs, and in tents. Early humans mastered fire.


What best describes Early Humans Way of Life

Hunter-gatherers ate berries and nuts as part of their diet. Early humans fashioned clothes out of animal skins and other products.


What tools did Early Humans make during the Stone Age

During the Stone Age, people invented tools such as daggers, spear points, and hand axes, and made them mostly out of stone


Why did Early Humans migrate to new places

They followed animal herds that moved as the seasons changed


What do cave paintings provide clues about

Cave paintings provide clues about prehistoric life


What do the Lascaux cave paintings indicate

The Lascaux cave paintings seem to indicate that there was an abundance of large game animals during prehistoric times


What have historians concluded from studying the early cave paintings

Early humans expressed themselves creatively


Who were the first people known to produce food through agriculture

Women in the Middle East


Why is the development of agriculture called a revolution

It was a dramatic change because it gave people some control over their environment


What were somethings people in Mesopotamia did in farming and herding

Herding was important in the grasslands where the tough grass roots made farming difficult. Farmers and herders helped each other by trading goods. Early farmers invented a simple spade and hoe to make their work easier.


What affected the movement to Mesopotamia

The warming of the climate at the end of the Ice Age