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  • 1. Early Man WS 2 a-d
  • 2. Early Man
    • Scientific name is homo sapiens.
    • Emerged in Africa between 100,000 and 400,000 years ago.
  • 3. Hunters and Gathers
    • Early humans were hunters and gathers who survival depended on the availability of wild plants and animals. They moved many times and did not build houses.
    • They settled around waterways because there were more plants and animals.
  • 4. Life during the Paleolithic Era (Old Stone Age)
    • People were nomadic (migrated from place to place in search of food, water, and shelter). Began about 2,000,000 years ago.
    • They lived in clans, and moved with these people.
    • Invented the first tools made out of stone.
    • Learned how to make fire, which gave them heat and light.
    • They had an oral language, but no written language.
    • First people to create “cave art”.
  • 5. Hunters and Gathers Early Cave Art
  • 6. Early “Cave Art”
  • 7. Hunters and Gathers First Tools
  • 8. Life During the Neolithic Era (New Stone Age)
    • Developed the Agricultural Revolution (when people learned to grow their own crops) and became farmers.
    • They grew enough food to domesticate or tame animals (make a wild animal gentler and easier to deal with).
    • Some of these animals helped families with their work, and other times they were killed for food.
    • People started to create pottery, more advanced tools, and weaving during this time.
  • 9. Archaeologists
    • People who find and study fossils, remains, and artifacts of people that lived a long time ago.
    • These scientists perform tests on these fossils to learn more about them, such as how old they are.
  • 10. Stonehenge
    • Stonehenge is an example of an archaeological site in England that was started in the Neolithic Era.