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Chapter 1 Section 3

Developing Cultures

 Contacting Cultures  Cultures Develop  Prehistoric Art

Contacting Cultures
Main Idea- The culture of a people includes its technology, customs, beliefs, and art. Throughout the Stone Age, diverse cultures developed in the Americas.

Contacting Cultures
 Culture includes the technology, customs, beliefs, and art of a group of people.  Anthropology is the study of how people have developed, and live in cultural groups.  Cultures developed around certain landforms that helped to encourage their development.

Contacting Cultures
 Geography is the study of how people interact with their physical environment.  Cultures were developing around the world during the Late Stone Age.  The development of Agriculture allowed for the development of culture.

Contacting Cultures
 By studying artifacts we can tell what they ate, the clothes they wore, and what gods they worshiped.  The more detail that an artifact has, the more advanced the culture was.

Cultures Develop
Main Idea- Artifacts from Stone Age cultures in Europe reveal that they lived in villages that supported themselves by farming.

Cultures Develop
 Farming allowed for gradual settlement to occur.  Cultures increased their use of available resources.  In Europe we have found cave paintings that have allowed to better understand what life was like during the Stone Age.

Prehistoric Art
Main Idea- Paintings made by prehistoric people provide information about their culture. Cave art, some of which is 20,000 years old is well preserved.

Prehistoric Art
 At most excavations, researchers look at the tools left behind.  At sites in France and Spain, paintings have been found in caves depicting hunts.  At sites in Africa, Australia, and the Americas carvings have been found.

Prehistoric Art
 The most famous cave paintings are in Lascaux, France.  The paintings demonstrate that people could mix color, and could tell stories through pictures.  Caves appear to have served as a place for rituals.  The caves offer some insights on prehistoric cultures, but leave many questions unanswered.

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