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Prehistory
the period before the invention of writing (roughly 5000 years ago)
Paleolithic Age
the Old Stone Age (2.5 mil - 8000 BC)
Neolithic Age
the New Stone Age (8000 - 3000 BC)
Hominids
Humans and other creatures who walk upright
Australopithecine
The first humanlike creature to walk upright (4 mil - 1 mil BC)
Homo habilis
The first to make stone tools (2.5 - 1.5 mil BC)
Homo erectus
the first hominids to migrate and use fire (1.6 - 30,000 BC)
Neanderthal
the first to have ritual burials (200,000 - 30,000 BC)
Cro-Magnon
Fully modern humans who created art and planned their hunts (40,000 - 8,000 BC)
Homo sapiens
the species name for modern humans
Nomads
highly mobile people who move from place to place in searching for food
Hunter-gatherer
people whose food supply depends on hunting animals and collecting plants
Agricultural Revolution
the shift from food-gathering to food-production
Slash-and-burn farming
cutting down trees and grasses and burning them to clear and fertilize a field
Domestication
taming of animals
Human-Environment Interaction
The relationship between the people and the place
Movement
the patterns of movement of people, products, and information
Region
an area with common characteristics