Ancient World History Unit 1 Study Sheet

anthropologists
Scientists who study artifacts and human remains to learn about human behavior.
agriculture
The discovery of this allowed paleolithic man to shift to the neolithic age.
nomadic
Wandering from place to place in search of food and shelter.
Religious leaders
priests
To Tame
domesticate
Old Stone Age
Paleolithic
pre-history
The time before written records, the discipline that records and interprets past events involving human beings.
clans
Paleolithic man lived in groups of about 20-30 called these.
Homo-Sapiens
The scientific name for modern man, means wise person.
caves
Paleolithic man lived and made art in these.
archaeologist
A scientist who studies artifacts to learn about the past.
New Stone Age
Neolithic
polished
Paleolithic man developed very _______________ stone tools.
fire
Paleolithic man mastered the use of ______________ to cook his food and to keep warm.
Africa
Some scientists believe that early man began on this continent.
stone
The term lithic means this.
the earliest humans lived
by hunting and gathering their food
a larger supply of food
the development of farming brought early humans
South America
The region of the world that was likely occupied last by early man was
bone tools
Studying these would be one way that we can get an idea of what happened in the past before writing.
fossil
A skull from a human who lived in the Neolithic Era would be considered a
primary source
Something that was made by the original creator, such as a painting in a cave, would be a
human geography
The study of people and the places where they lived is called
physical geography
The study of how the land looks is, its landforms is called
encyclopedia
A photograph, a treaty, and a diary would be primary sources but this would not be
migration
This is what early man did; some believe he started in Africa and then moved from place to place. We call this movement
Ice Age
A period of long time of freezing weather
an ancestor
A relative who lived in the past.
farm
Using animals greatly improved the ability of people to