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Early Man Voc. Words

Prehistory (Early Man) Voc. Words

TermDefinition
prehistory human societies before written records
civilization society with farming, trade, government, art and science
home territory area where hunters and gatherers lived
domestication human control over plant and animal life
surplus extra or more than needed
migration the movement of humans from one settlement location to another
specialization assigning specific jobs to certain people within a culture
hominid a mammal (great apes & humans) that walks on two legs
Neanderthal early humans, simple language skills, no art/ music; short, study skeletons; first to bury their dead
Cro-Magnon first MODERN humans; skilled toolmakers; first to farm which increases food supply; created cave art
Paleolithic a period of human history from 2.3 million years ago until 10,000 years ago; people dependent on hunting/ gathering; simple, primitive cultures
Neolithic a period of human history between 9500 BC and 3000 BC; start of farming; more complex cultures
Neolithic Revolution the invention of farming which greatly changed how humans lived from that point on
Created by: Dr. Bohny
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