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History Test Fall 15

Early Man, and Mesopotamian Civilizations

Why is Otzi's discovery important? It offered an accurate look at what early man wore and used in everyday life.
In what period of history did the Iceman live? Late Stone Age, Late Neolithic
What is the most significant aspect of Otzi's discovery Arsenic in his hair
What modern medical problem did Neolithic man suffer from? Cholesterol
What do the high levels of arsenic found on Otzi tell us about him? Otzi was involved in copper smelting and he was a high altitude shaphard.
Historian? Person who studies and writes about the human past.
Archaeologist? Scientist that learns about past human life by studying fossils and artifacts.
Artifact? Weapon, tool, or other item made by humans.
Anthropologist? Scientist who studies the physical characteristics and cultures of humans and their ancestors.
Paleolithic- What did they spend the majority of their time doing? Searching for food, hunting/gathering, surviving.
Nomad? Person who regularly moves from place to place.
What were the roles of men during the Paleolithic Era? Hunting
What were the roles of the women during the Paleolithic Era? Gathering berries, looking after the kids, tending the campsite, same as today.
What was the most important discovery of the Paleolithic period and its uses? Fire- lit darkness, kept people warm, scared away animals, cooked food, smoked meat (flint started fires easily).
When were the Ice Ages? Lasted from 10,000 BC-8,000 BC (last part of the Paleolithic Era), less plant life, eating struggling animals, building sturdy shelters, wearing animal furs, used fire a lot.
How did Paleolithic people communicate? Cave drawings, art (used for communication) there was eventually a spoken language.
Technology? Tools and methods used to help humans perform tasks.
What were Paleolithic tools made from? Flintstones
Neolithic? Last part of the Stone Age, when farming was created.
Domesticate? To tame animal and plants for human use.
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