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migrate
move from one place to settle in another
prominent
standing out; projecting
chisel
a cutting tool with a sharp bevelled edge at the end of a strong blade, used to cut or shape wood, stone, or metal.
imbedded
something stuck in the ground that is surrounded by dirt.
concentrated
brought together in one place.
barbed
A point projecting backward from the main point. Having a barb or barbs.
harpoon
a barbed spear with a rope tied to it, used for catching latge fish and other sea animals.
glacier
a large mass of ice formed from snow on high ground wherever winter snowfall exceeds summer melting.
What did Louis Lartet find during his cave exploreations in Southern France?
Louis Lartet found stone tools and lots of fossils of human parts in a rock shelter named Cro-Magnon. He also found wide variety of stone tools and detailed carved bones over the years. The human fossil he found were the bodies of four men, one woman and a premature baby.
What did Lartet's discovery tell us about the people who had created his find?
Lartet's discovery told us that these people learned to make really better tools and were great artists with imagination and skill
Why were these people called Cro-Magnon?
These people were called Cro-Magnon because the first finds of those people were found at a rock shelter named Cro-Magnon. The people got named after the location of the first findings.
How long ago did Cro-Magnon people first appear in Europe?
They first appeared in Europe about 30,000 years ago.
How many continents have they discovered Cro-Magnon fossils in and what does this tell us?
They discovered Cro-Magnon fossils on 6 different continents. That tells us that the Cro-Magnons could survive in many different climates because in each conetinent all the climates are different. Some climates could be cold,wet,rainy,tropical and hot.
Describe the physical features (appearance of Cro-Magnon people.
Adults were as tall as two meterswith high foreheads. Their brain size were the same as ours today. They had chins now like us, unlike homo erectus,Neanderthal and homohabilis. If a Cro-Magnon came in we wouldnt noctice he or her. Their voice systems were also the same as ours.
The most recent finds have been dated to????? years ago?
The most recent finds have been dated to 10,000 years ago.
When did the greatest find of Cro-Magnon cave painting occur and where was the finding made?
The greatest find of Cro-Magnon cave painting was found in a town called Lascaux,France on a September day in 1940. Lascaux was in the Dordogne valley in the same area the Cro-Magnon rock shelter awas.
How did the greatest find of Cro-Magnon cave painting occur?
The Cro-Magnon cave painting finding that was the greatest was found when children chased a runaway dog into a underground cave. They lit torches and followed the dog. They found a prehistoric art gallery down there with bright colourful paintings row on row on the walls of the cave.
What did Cro-Magnon people use to make their pictures?
Cro-Magnon people used paints made from coloured rock-prower and animal fat mixed together. The brushes they used to paint were made from animal hair tied to small bones.
Tell what each of the following was made into by the Cro-Magnon people: A) flint
was made into slim, sharp edged blades that could be used as chisels, knives, and spear points.
Deer antlers
were used to make needles, fish hooks and barbed harppoon heads.
C) Stone bowls
were made into lamps by filling the stone bowl with animal grease
D) Snail shells and animal teeth
were used to make necklaces
E) Animal bones
were made and carved into whistles and flutes, also brushes too using little bones.
What are the TWO ideas scientists believe could be the reason few Neanderthal remains are found that date past the apparent aperance of the Creo-Magnons?
One, scientists thought Neanderthals got killed by the Cro-Magnons with their developed weapons and them being fierce warriors. Two, scientists think Neanderthals couldnt adapt to the ice age climate and the Cro-Magnons could with their developed things.