On the Trail of the Earliest People
Question: Why the earliest people were moves from place to place? (On the Trail of the Earliest People)
Answer: The earliest people were mainly hunters or gatherers. These earliest people were moves from place to place for hunting wild animals. The earliest people gathered several fruits, roots of the trees, seeds, leaves etc. from the forests. Therefore the earliest peoples were moved from place to place.
Question: What were the problems to the earliest people for hunting and gathering?
Answer: The earliest people were faced so many problems during the time of hunting and gathering. Deep knowledge was required about forests resources like edible fruits, or medicinal plants etc. because there were so many poisonous fruits also. On the other hand for hunting it was very necessary to be alert, quick and presence of mind, because of dangerous animals.
Question: What are the ways to know about the earliest people?
Answer: There are so many ways to know about the earliest people. Generally, archaeologists or historians used some used materials by the earliest people to know about them. For example archaeologists or historians studied about earliest people’s used stone, wood or bone whatever survives till date. In this way archaeologists are generally tried to find out some information about the earliest people.
Question: What do you mean by factory sites?
Answer: Generally the earliest people were made their weapons for hunting or other tools by using stones. Therefore wherever they were found stones they used. Such places with stones were called as factory sites.
Question: What do you mean by ‘habitation-cum-factory’ sites?
Answer: Wherever the earliest people were found stone, they started to live there for the long time. Because, stones were used by the earliest people for making different tools. Therefore, such types of stone sites were the place for living and working to the earliest people. These places were the ‘habitation-cum-factory’ sites.