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prehistory

what historians all the time before there was writing

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hominid

an early ancestor of humans

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ancestor

a relative who lived in the past

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tool

any handheld object that has modified to help a person accomplish a task

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Paleolithic Era

the first part of the stone age (old stone age)

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society

a community of people who share a common culture

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hunter-gatherers

people who hunt animals and gather wild plants, seeds, fruits, and nuts to survive

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migrate

move

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ice ages

1.6 million years ago many places around the world began to experience long periods of weather

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land bridge

a strip of land connecting two conntienents

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Mesilithic Era

the Middle Stone Age

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Neolithic Era

new stone age

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domestication

the process of changing plants or animals to make them more useful to humans

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agriculture

farming

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megaliths

huge stones used as monuments