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History that happened before the invention of writing
Prehistory
Scientists uncover facts about the past by digging or doing what
Excavating
What are the people alled who locate and study things left behind by people
Archaeologists
What is the name of people who study fossils of once-living things
Paleoanthropologist
Remains of once living things
Fossils
People first appeared on what continent more than 3 million years ago
Africa
What did the first people eat?
Plants and meat left behind by lion and leopard kills
What did the first people make their tools from
stones
Who came first and were handy with tools?
Homo habilis
What came after homo habilis and tamed fire?
Homo erectus
People first appeared on what continent more than 3 million years ago
Africa
What did the first people eat?
Plants and meat left behind by lion and leopard kills
What did the first people make their tools from
stones
Who came first and were handy with tools?
Homo habilis
What came after homo habilis and tamed fire?
Homo erectus
Who came after homoerectus and resembled modern man
Homosapiens
What are small groups of people who lived together?
Bands
What are human-made objects left behind?
Artifacts
What did the archaeologists use to test how hold fossils are if they are 50,000 years old or younger?
Radiocarbon dating
Bands moved from place to place which is also called what?
Migrating
What is a long period of bitter cold when glaciers covered the earth -- more dry land was exposed
Ice age
Early people walked and crossed these things that are now covered by water
land bridges
Did early people farm? If not, what did they do?
No. They hunted animals and gathered wild plants for food
What is a way of life that sets groups of people apart from other groups?
Culture