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Stone Ages Vocab

Stone Ages

fist hatchet early shaped tool, also called a hand-ax, one end had a cutting edge and the other end was shaped to fit a person's hand
spear thrower device that made spears fly through the air faster and farther
pitfalls large hole covered with branches, leaves, and earth used for trapping large animals
bands prehistoric groups that gathered food and lived together
home territory area where hunters and food gatherers lived
migrate to move from one place to another
flint hard stone used by early people to make tools
mammoth hairy elephant
Neanderthal a group of homo sapiens that hunted and gathered food and made tools; from Europe, Asia, and Africa
Cro-Magnon a group of homo sapiens that were skillful toolmakers, hunted and gathered tools, and made cave paintings; ancestors of modern man
domesticated tamed
specialization development of occupations
Paleolithic Age time beginning about 2.5 million years ago with the introduction of stone tools by Homo habilis and ending with the introduction of agriculture around 8000 BC
Neolithic Age period beginning around 8000 BC with the discovery of agriculture and ending with the development of metal tools
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