Setting the Stage/Introduction
Detectives who study the past
Cave Art
Cave Art Tools
100
One amazing clue about life long ago was discovered at ______________, France, by four teenagers.
Lascaux
100
This is an expert who studies the past by examining objects that people left behind.
Archaeologist
100
Artists used ______________to work in dark caves.
torches
100
Scientists believe that cave artists made__________ by grinding colored minerals into powder on grinding stones.
paints
200
Paintings of __________________ covered the cave walls at Lascaux, France.
animals
200
This is a scientist who studies and creates maps of Earth's natural and human made features.
geographer
200
The handprints in caves tell scientists that prehistoric people were very __________.
small
200
Cave artists used tools made of sharpened stones to grind_______________for paints.
minerals
300
Many scientists believe that the earliest ancestors of humans first appeared in eastern ____________.
Africa
300
This is anything made or used by humans in the past.
artifact
300
The paintings at Lascaux was created more than ___________ years ago.
17,000
300
Cave artists may have used moss, fur, or their own hair as _______________.
paint brushes
400
The ________________river is the longest river in the world.
Nile
400
This is something that occurs before written history.
prehistoric
400
Many social scientists believe a painting of a hunt was created as part of a hunting __________.
ritual
400
Cave artists may have blown paint through hollow tubes to create softer ________________.
textures
500
A region in which ancient people settled was in an area of land stretching from the Persian Gulf to the Mediterranean Sea. The region is known as the ____________________.
Fertile Crescent
500
This is an expert who studies and records the past.
Historian
500
Some scientists think that ________________shapes had special meanings in rituals.
geometric
500
Artists probably mixed mineral powder with _______________ or vegetable oil to create various colors.
animal fat
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