1.2 Hunters-gatherers

1. The Age of Hunters and Farmers
1.2 Hunter-gatherers

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1. The Age of Hunters and Farmers
1.2 Hunter-gatherers

Slide 1 - Tekstslide

What is this lesson about?
Hunter-gatherers hunted wild animals and collected edible things from nature. We use cave paintings and other sources to study how these people lived. In prehistory, man did not write things down. Prehistory means: before writing.

Slide 2 - Tekstslide

Word Duty

Cave paintings: paintings made in caves by prehistoric humans

Prehistory: time in history before people could read and write

Sources: remains from the past

Hunting-gathering: a way of living where people hunt animals and gather food like plants and berries to survive

Nomads: people who do not live in a fixed place


Slide 3 - Tekstslide

Prehistoric cave paintings from Lascaux (10,000 - 17,500 years old).
The cave paintings of Lascaux were discovered by two boys on Sept 12, 1940. Modern time illustration.

Marcel Ravidat, second from left, at the Lascaux cave entrance in 1940

The cave paintings of Lascaux

In 1940 two boys accidentally discovered a special cave filled with cave art.

Cave art can tell us a lot about the prehistory = before writing

Slide 4 - Tekstslide

What purpose could cave art have had?

Slide 5 - Woordweb

Slide 6 - Tekstslide

Slide 7 - Video

Slide 8 - Video

"The cave paintings of Lascaux ". 

Drag the missing words to the correct place in the textbox.

bow and arrow
cave paintings

Slide 9 - Sleepvraag

written sources
non-written sources
Sources are remains from the past that historians study to learn about that past.
So, a source = information.

Written Sources: every object from the past that has textual information: books, inscriptions, maps, coins.

Non-written Sources: every object from the past that has no textual information: bones, weapons, buildings, clothes.
Top:         three written sources. 
Bottom:  three non-written sources

Slide 10 - Tekstslide

non-written sources
Drag the pictures to the correct place

Slide 11 - Sleepvraag


  • Small groups (20-50)
  • Man would hunt wild life and fish using tools
  • Woman and children gathered berries, nuts, mushrooms and other foods
  • Cave paintings > favor from god
People used fire to harden wooden speers
Tools were made up of different materials, such as: flint stone, wood and stone. But the hunters-gatherers also used sharpened bones from their prey to make tools
Fire was made using flint stone

Slide 12 - Tekstslide

Slide 13 - Video

....Describe the different tasks you see on the painting

Slide 14 - Open vraag

Slide 15 - Tekstslide


  • People who don't stay at a fixed place are called nomads
  • They needed to travel to gather/hunt enough food for the tribe
  • Didn't have a lot of possessions 
  • Used every part of their prey > clothes, tents, tools, etc.
Hunters-gatherers setting up camp

Slide 16 - Tekstslide

Complete the sentences by making the correct combinations
1. The hunter-gatherers moved around, 

2. The men hunted animals 

3. The women gathered berries, nuts, mushrooms 

4. They lived in small 

5. They had to adapt 

groups of 20-50 people.
and other edible things.
they did not live in one place.
to their surroundings.
or went fishing.

Slide 17 - Sleepvraag

fill in the gaps to make a summary

Slide 18 - Tekstslide