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Summary Digging deeper. from prehistory to medieval times

- Jane, et al
ISBN-10 0435327011 ISBN-13 9780435327019
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A snapshot of the summary - Digging deeper. from prehistory to medieval times Author: Jane and Paul Shuter ISBN: 9780435327019

  • 1 Hunters to farmers

  • 1.1 the body in the peat bog

  • Where and when was the body in the peat bag found?

    In 1950 at Tollund Fen in Denmark

  • What was strange about the body?

    It did not look as if it had been there for so long

  • What did the body learn us about how people dressed in that time?

     

    He wore a leather cap and belt 

  • How did the determine how old the body was?

    By a technique called carbon dating

  • What was special about the soup he ate?

    It contained some seeds that were hard to find. Probably the soup had been made for a special occasion. All the seeds found in the soup were seeds you see in springtime.

  • 1.2 measuring the time

  • How would you describe prehistory on a timeline?

    The past before people could write

  • Did prehistory end at the same time everywhere around the world?

    No, in some parts of the world people began to write earlier than in other  parts.

  • Where did people start to write sooner, in Egypt or the Netherlands, and when?

    In Egypt; about 5000 years ago. In the Netherlands it was about 2000 years ago.

  • Why do we divide prehistory in sections?

    Because the prehistoric period lasted a very long time. We divide it into sections to help us think about it.

  • How do we divide prehistory?

    By finding out the kind of tools and weapons people used.

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