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Chapter 15, Lesson 1: Origins (pp. 396-399)

I. Migrants from Asia

II. Early Hunter-Gatherers

    A. Early migrants made stone tools and weapons.

    B. They obtained food by hunting wild animals and gathering wild plants.

    C. By about 8,000 B.C. the big game animals died out.

III. Early Farmers

    A. Hunter-gatherers adapted to their changing environment by adopting a more settled way of life.

    B. People gradually learned to farm and to domesticate wild animals.

    C. Some people developed specialties and traded tasks with their neighbors.

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