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Hunter-gatherer
Person whose way of life involves hunting wild animals and gathering plant foods.
Stone age
The first period in human history in which most people used stones or animals to make tools. The stone age is the longest period in human history.
Evolution
The changes that take place in a plant or animal species over million of years, as it becomes more complex.
Prehistoric
Belonging to the time before writtten records were made.
Flint
A hard stone. It flakes easily, creating sharp edges used to make tools and weapons.
Artifact
An item from the past that was made by people and has historical interest.
Glacial
A period in the earth's history when a large area of the world was covered by ice.
Tame
To make a wild animal gentle and esay to handle.
Radiocarbon dating
A very accurate method of dating objects.
Archaeology
The scientific study of the past looking at things people left behind, such as tools.
Shaman
A medicine man or womand with powers to heal and contact spirts
Chauvet
The name of the cave in southeastern France where many cave paintings were discovered
Ecofact
A naturally produced object found by archaeologists, such as the remains of plants and animals.