Prehistory and Early Humans Test - M
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Early relatives to modern day humans
Movement from one location to another, in order to establish a new permanent settlement
Time period before written records
Period of time where humans invented and primarily used stone tools.
Group of people living within a community
"Wise man" and the group including modern-day humans, which is believed to be the first hominid to develop language.
Large scale shift from hunting/gathering to farming, which allowed humans to produce large quantities of food.
Time periods with consistently freezing temperatures throughout the world.
Study of humans and their development, including human culture and human behavior.
Planting foods and breeding animals that are useful for humans
People without a permanent home, either individually or as a community, who move from place to place.
People who hunt animals and gather wild plants to acquire food.
Why is it difficult for historians to know exact facts and dates about prehistory?
The Ice Age destroyed all of the artifacts left behind by early hominids.
There are no written records of what happened during this time.300sEditDelete
Which group of people studies prehistory based upon what earlier people left behind?
The oldest human fossils ever discovered indicate humans originally lived on what continent?
List the appearance of the major hominids in chronological order.
Homo Habilis, Australopithecus, Neanderthals, Homo Erectus, Homo Sapiens
Australopithecus, Homo Habilis, Homo Erectus, Neanderthals, Homo Sapiens300sEditDelete
Which types of tools did early humans create during prehistory?
Hand axes made of stone
Wheelbarrows made of bronze and wood.300sEditDelete
Which statement about early human migration is FALSE?
People migrated because they wanted to find new lands and build their own countries.
People migrated because there were long periods of drought and little rainfall.300sEditDelete
How did some early humans successfully migrate from Asia to North America?
They walked across a land bridge after glaciers lowered sea levels.
They swam the short distance between the two countries.300sEditDelete
Which of the following did the early humans domesticate during prehistory?
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