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100

A scientist who studies past human life

archaeologist 

100

The area of Social Studies that is studying the government

Civics

100

Name the glacial lake that once covered the northwestern part of our state

Lake Agassiz

100

What evidence do archaeologists have that show ancient Minnesotans lived here?

Burial mounds, Jeffers petroglyphs, old tools

100

An older member of a community who is respected for his or her knowledge and wisdom

elder

200

An object made, used, or changed by humans

artifact

200

The area of Social Studies that studies locations and physical features

Geography

200

What very large animal once lived in Minnesota?

Mammoths, mastodons, and giant bison

200

What evidence shows early Minnesotans cooked and stored their food?

Clay pottery

200

True or False: Oral History is used explain the meanings of artifacts, such as the petroglyphs

True

300

Carving made in ancient rock

petroglyph

300

The area of Social Studies that studies how people make goods and money

Economics

300

True or false: Archaeologists know exactly when the 1st humans came to MN.

False

300

Most of Minnesota was covered by Ice in the last Ice age besides 2 areas of Minnesota.  List one of them

South Eastern Corner

South Western Corner

300

True or False: There are state and federal laws protecting burial  mounds

True

400

The way a person sees and understands the world

perspective

400

the study of past events, particularly in human affairs.

history

400

True or false: There is only one site in MN that has mounds.

false

400

What is the hunting weapon used by Paleoindians 

Atlatl

400

What evidence has been found to prove that early Minnesotans farmed and hunted?

Farming tools made from animal bone, food storage pits and pottery.

500

The purposeful retelling of stories about the past events and legends of a group in order to teach about that group’s culture

Oral History

500

the study of the development, structure, and functioning of human society.

Sociology

500

Explain how the climate of Minnesota was different 12,000 years ago

It was colder and drier. There were glaciers in northern Minnesota

500

True or False: ancient Minnesotans always had a varied diet of meat, plants, berries and nuts

False

500

What was the name of the Glacial River that flowed out of Lake Agassiz

River Warren

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