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Early Man Vocabulary Each group will be assigned two vocabulary words and create a word splash. Words and Groups Group 1: Artifact and Neolithic Group 2: Domestic and Fossil Group 3: Nomad and Specialization Group 4: Paleolithic and Technology Group 5: Archaeologist and Anthropologist Group 6: Historian Word Splash…create on computer paper provided. Write the Define the Give a word you are word given. synonym for defining. the word given. Give an Write a Draw a antonym for sentence picture to the word using the help you given. word given. remember the word. HISTORIAN A person who studies and writes about the people and events of the past. Historians find out how people lived, what happened to them and what happened around them. ARTIFACTS Weapons, tools, and other things made by humans in the past. ARCHAEOLOGIST People who hunt for evidence of people and animals from the past. They find most of their evidence buried in the ground where settlements and animal herds might have been. FOSSILS Traces of plants or animals that have been preserved in rock. Fossils are always things that occur naturally in nature… NOT made by humans! ANTHROPOLOGIST A person who studies human society. They study how the human species and different cultures developed and related to one another. DOMESTICATE To tame animals and plants for human use in a household. PALEOLITHIC ERA The earliest part of known human history. Means “Old Stone” in Greek. The Paleolithic era began around 2.5 million years ago, and ended around 8000 BC. NEOLITHIC ERA The period of time when people began settling in one place and farming. NOMAD A person who regularly moves from place to place, with no permanent home. SPECIALIZATION The development of different kinds of jobs. Focusing on one specific thing, rather than doing the same thing as everyone else. TECHNOLOGY Tools and methods to help people perform certain tasks. Technology develops over time.
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