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What do historians call the period before the development of writing?
Prehistory
Experts who study the physical features, behavior, and developmet of hominids
Anthropologists
Experts who study prehistoric fossil remains
Paleontologists
Any object made or shaped by human hands
Artifact
A scientific technique for dating the remains of organic material
Radiocarbon dating
Location of the earliest evidence of human ancestors
Ethiopia in East Africa
Expert who discovered "Lucy"
Dr. Donald C. Johanson
Latin classification of the first prehuman hominids
Australopithecus
Groups who move constantly in search of food
nomads
The earliest species of the human genus
Homo habilis
All people alive today belong to this species of humans
Homo sapiens
The earliest period of The Stone Age
Paleolithic
The period that date from 12,000 B.C. to 8,000 B.C.
Mesolithic
First species of humans to migrate from Africa
Homo erectus
Anthropologists who studied early humans in Olduvai Gorge in Tanzania
Mary and Loius Leakey