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Early Man - Taylor

Early Man Study for Test October

TermDefinition
_______________ is to move from place to place Migrate
Early Man was able to _________________ animals, meaning to tame them. domesticate
______________________ is used to tell how long ago something died. Radiocarbon dating
____________________ means Old Stone Age. Paleolithic
Surplus more than enough of something
Nomadic no one single settled home
Artisan a skilled worker
Prehistory a period of time in the past before writing was invented- -Prehistory took place during the Old Stone Age-Paleolithic
Artifact objects from the past that tell us about past people
history recorded events of the past
domesticate to tame/breed an animal
surplus more than enough of something
Describe 4 discoveries/developments that man made which allowed them to live in one place. F F S D 1. Fire 2. Farming 3. Domesticating animals 4. Specializing labor
How did these discoveries allow man to stay in one place? 1. Fire - heat, light, cooking food 2. Farming - growing crops to have food all year 3. Domesticating animals - to tame and breed animals; sheep, goats, pigs 4. Specializing labor - people began having jobs making things and trading with each other
What are the tools of archaeology? W A R M Written Artifacts Radiocarbon Medical Technology
What is the purpose of radiocarbon dating and how it is used? (Key words: Carbon 14, Radioactive, Half-life, 5730, 60,000) -a way to tell how long ago someone died up to 60,000 years ago -by measuring the amount of Carbon 14 (radioactive. ) A half-life takes 5,730 years for a living thing to have half the amount of radiation
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