UNCOVERING PREHISTORY: METHODOLOGY. Prehistory  The span of human existence in which writing did not exist  From the first appearance of early man to

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UNCOVERING PREHISTORY: METHODOLOGY

UNCOVERING PREHISTORY:METHODOLOGYPrehistoryThe span of human existence in which writing did not existFrom the first appearance of early man to roughly 5,000 years ago

Without written records, we must use other evidence to learn about this time of history

ArtifactsHuman-made objects that help archaeologists study prehistoric societiesNOT naturally existing remains like skeletonsTools, jewelry, building ruins, pottery or earthenware

ArchaeologyScientists that use objects and clues left behind by long ago societies to piece together an idea of how these people liveddetective-like work assess the evidence before them to make valid assumptionsLook at the tools, ruins, personal objects, skeletons, soilMake deductions as to the physical appearance of these prehistoric people, as well as when they existed, cultural values (traces of religious worship, style of dress, food they ate, etc.)

AnthropologyThe study of culture- or the aspects of a society that gives them a unique way of livingFood choices, style of dress, religious values, family systems, laws

PaleontologistStudy fossils to get a better understanding of prehistoric peopleFossils are small fragments of bodily remains preserved in rock or soilFragments of teeth, skull, bones

-scientific methods of tracing, or dating, a fossil aka, how old is this thing??

TechnologyUsing ideas to come up with solutions to the problems in front of usUsually in the form of tools or inventions that make life easier for usToday examples?Prehistoric examples?HOMO NADELI (AS OF SEPT. 2015)https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vegzmFbHMeU