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L-2 – On the Trail of the Earliest People – CBSE – Our Past

Q.1Complete the sentences:

Ans. (a) Hunter-gatherers chose to live in caves and rock shelters because they provided shelter from the rain, heat and wind.

(b) Grasslands developed around __12000__years ago.

(c) Early people painted on the walls of caves.

(d) In Hunsgi, tools were made of limestone.

Q.2Look at the present-day political map of the subcontinent on page 136. Find out the states where Bhimbetka, Hunsgi and Kurnool are located. Would Tushar’s train have passed near any of these sites?

Ans.The States where Paleolithic sites are located:-

❖ Bhimbetka - Madhya Pradesh
❖ Hunsgi - Karnataka
❖ Kurnool - Andhra Pradesh

Yes, Tushar’s train would have passed near all these sites.

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Bhimbetka Rock shelters is world heritage site famous for its Stone age rock paintings. These are believed to be 150,000 years old. ______________________________________________________________________

Q.3Why did the hunter-gatherers travel from place to place? In what ways are these similar to/different from the reasons for which we travel today?

Ans.The hunter-gatherers travelled from one place to another because:-

❖ In search of food.
❖ Animals moved from place to place in search of smaller prey or in search of grasslands. ❖ People moved from season to season in search of different kinds of plants. ❖ They moved in search of water that is very essential.

Now-a-days people travel for different reasons. They usually travel for picnics, business purposes, meet their friends and relatives and visit places for leisure.

Q.4What tools would you use today for cutting fruit? What would they be made of?

Ans. Now-a-days, we use knives, peelers for...
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