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People of the Stone Age

People of the Stone Age

Hunters and Gatherers

Ch.1, Lesson 1

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The earliest humans probably lived in Africa.

The earliest humans probably lived in Africa.

They spread to the rest of the world over the next tens of thousands of years as they hunted and gathered food to survive.

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Getting Food

Getting Food

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Without becoming food!

Without becoming food!

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Ugh…Me so

Ugh…Me so

Hungry!

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Groups of related families united in bands to collect roots, nuts, fruits and seeds. They also hunted together. By co-operating together they met their basic needs for food, clothing and shelter.

Groups of related families united in bands to collect roots, nuts, fruits and seeds. They also hunted together. By co-operating together they met their basic needs for food, clothing and shelter.

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The animals they killed provided meat for food, bones for tools, and hides for clothing.

The animals they killed provided meat for food, bones for tools, and hides for clothing.

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They set up seasonal camps in caves or rock shelters wherever the animals were plentiful.

They set up seasonal camps in caves or rock shelters wherever the animals were plentiful.

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Bands migrated when food (plants or animals) became scarce in one location.

Bands migrated when food (plants or animals) became scarce in one location.

We’re outta here!

Yaba-daba-doo!

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Spreading Through the World

Spreading Through the World

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Reasons for the Migrations

Reasons for the Migrations

Couldn’t find enough food

Growing number of bands

Changing climate (desertification)

Follow animals on the move (hunting)

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Ice Age

Ice Age

About 35,000 years ago

Ice sheets covered about 1/3 of the earth

Result…ocean level lower & land bridges made

migration to various parts of world

possible

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And it made a cool movie too…

And it made a cool movie too…

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Early Cultures and Societies

Early Cultures and Societies

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People in different parts of the world gradually developed their own cultures (way of life). As bands grew larger, their organization and interactions within the group changed. Band members now performed different tasks (division of labor) and took on different roles according to their abilities and the group’s needs.

People in different parts of the world gradually developed their own cultures (way of life). As bands grew larger, their organization and interactions within the group changed. Band members now performed different tasks (division of labor) and took on different roles according to their abilities and the group’s needs.

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