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prehistory: The history of human culture prior to written records

hominid: Any primate of the family Hominidae. All the great apes (Humans, chimpanzees, bonobos, gorillas and orangutans).

ancestor: One from whom a person is descended, whether on the father's or mother's side, at any distance of time; a progenitor; a fore father.

tool: A mechanical device intended to make a task easier.

Paleolithic era: Paleolithic Era (pay-lee-uh-LI-thik) the fi rst part of the Stone Age; when people fi rst used stone tools

Society: A long-standing group of people sharing cultural aspects such as language, dress, norms of behavior and artistic forms.

Hunter gatherers: Hunter-gatherers people who hunt animals and gather wild plants, seeds, fruits, and nuts to survive

Migrate: To relocate periodically from one region to another, usually according to the seasons.

Ice age: Any of several cold periods in the history of the earth marked by episodes of extensive glaciation alternating with episodes of relative warmth

Land bridge: in biogeographyan isthmus or other land connection between what at other times are separate land masses

Mesolithic era: Mesolithic Era the middle part of the Stone Age; marked by the creation of smaller and more complex tools

neolithic era: Neolithic Era the New Stone Age; when people learned to make fi re and tools such as saws and drills

domestication: The act of domesticating, or accustoming to home; the action of taming wild animals.

Agriculture: The art or science of cultivating the ground, including the harvesting of crops, and the rearing and management of livestock; tillage; husbandry; farming.

megalith: A construction involving one or several roughly hewn stone slabs of great size.

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