Early Humans Identity Chart (Informational Text (Traditions or ceremonies,…
Early Humans Identity Chart
Traditions or ceremonies
The article Stone Age Religion says, "To keep their gods happy, they offered gifts or performed ceremonies." This shows that they held ceremonies to please the spirits.
in the article Science News for Students it stated, "In the new study, scientists analyzed the genes of bones from a 4,800-year-old Irish dog and 59 other ancient dogs. These tests suggest that canines and humans became pals in both Europe and East Asia."
The article Paleolithic Facts for Kids states, "According to Fallio, the common ancestor of chimpanzees and humans experienced altered states of consciousness and partook in ritual, and ritual was used in their societies to strengthen social bonding and group cohesion."
According to the article World's first art studio? Scientists share new details on cave drawings, “They produced black drawings of huge mammals. Then, several thousands of years after, another group from another place with another culture visited the cave.” This suggests that they made more drawings of animals than they did humans.
Tools & Technologies
In the article Imagination, and Learning, Around Prehistoric Campfires it shows that fire helped humans with many things. "When humans first learned to control fire about 400,000 years ago, the quality of their lives changed dramatically. Brain size and gut size increased and predators no longer posed such a dire threat."
The article Stone Age Food states, "They hunted and fished for food especially during the Ice Age. Later, they learned to gather edible plants, collect eggs, and, for a sweet treat, They took honey from bee hives."
The article Stone Age Clothing shows that they wore animal skins. "Early humans cleaned, prepared, and wrapped animal skins around themselves to keep warm.
The article Prehistoric Times: Food, Clothing and shelter shows that they lived in a wide variety of places. It says, "Some lived in caves. Others built huts in forested areas. Long stone houses were also used for communities of 30 to 100 people."
The article A Stone Age Family says, "There was no written language 50,000 years ago." They had no language back then.
Boy of the Painted Cave
"They help much with the hunting and they protect the camp at night." (p. 66) This shows what they are good for.
"With these graven stones I can speak to the spirits of the animals and bring good hunting." (p. 75) This is religion because of the spirits.
"He took out seven flat stones, each larger than his open hand, each engraved with a figure of a different animal." (p.75) This shows that they drew or painted animals.
Tools & Technology
"With sharp flint knives they pried open the blue-black shells and picked out the soft flesh within." (p.73) This shows that they used flint knives for tools.
"He blew on the live embers from the old fire and soon had the flames dancing again." (p. 79) This suggest that he used what he had before for a fire and made technology which is fire
"A short while later they sat cross legged on the cave floor, eating freshwater mussels that Tao had scooped from the creek." (p. 73) This is one example of what they ate.
"He fed Ram, then, squatting on his heels, he brewed up some birch tea and roasted pieces of squirrel meat on a stick." (p. 79) This is another example of what they ate.
"Then will there be much meat and skins to cover our bodies and warm our women and children in the winter." (p.80) This shows that they wore animal skins for clothes.
"Graybeard stood up and erased the drawing with the toe of his deerskin sandal"(p.76) This shows that they used animal skin for their shoes.
"The old man walked back and forth, his feet shuffling across the cave floor." This shows that they live in a cave.
Traditions or ceremonies
"It is a thing that must be handed down. My father was a cave painter. Now I am one." (p. 73) This shows that at least one of their parents had to be a cave painter in order for them to be one
"The day after there was another ceremony. This time it was sad and there was much crying and wailing." (p.81) This is showing that they held a ceremony or funeral for the hunters that did not come back at all.