Cro Magnon By Mario,Carsyn,Cam, Emily Introduction Do you want excitement? Do you want fear? Then watch this! We are going to teach you about Cro Magnon. Just sit back, relax, and watch our one and only show. Physical Appearance Cro Magnons’ skulls were long and fairly low. They also had very noticeable noses.(1) When They Lived and Where Cro Magnons lived 40,000 years ago. They died at the end of the last ice age, approximately 10,000 years ago. Cro Magnons lived in Europe.(8) Tools They used flint-bladed hand axes, awls for holes in animal hide, bone needles for sewing, and the first straight-back knifes for cutting with even finer skill. Their tools were also better than those of the Neanderthals.(2) Description Of Daily Life Cro-Magnons hunted and brought food to their family and their village. They painted on cave walls using paint from minerals. Painting may have been for religious beliefs. They made tools out of wooden sticks and sharp stones.(3) Fire Cro Magnons were luckily able to make fire. They made it by striking sparks with flint and pyrite.(4) Religion And Ceremonies Like the Egyptians, Cro Magnons thought there was life after death. When they died and were buried, they covered the deceased with red dye, furs, and jewelry. They surrounded him/her with weapons, animal bones, and a circle of stones. Their paintings were linked to their religion. They believed that everything has a spirit and believed that painting an animal gave them some type of power.(5) Painting No one knows why Cro Magnon men painted marvelous and astonishing paintings on rock walls that were deep within caves. They used natural colors, made out of mineral pigments, such as iron oxide and black manganese. They painted stick figures, although the animals they painted were well-painted. Cro Magnons also filled in natural colors to give the paintings more shape and substance. They thought when they painted animals it gave them powers because it was part of their religion.(6) Development Of Language Their language came from and has a resemblance to the language of the Masai. Now it is clear to the archaeologists why Cro Magnons speak with sentence intonation, which originates from Africa. (7) Food Cro Magnons hunted mammoth, cave bears, horses, and reindeer; then ate them.(9) Clothing They wore clothing made from animal skin from the animals that they hunted.(10) Shelters Their shelters were made of rocks, clay, branches, and animal hide. They were built to last the dreadful winters.(11) Interesting Fact! The Cro Magnon killed the Neanderthals. (GO CRO MAGNON!!)(12) Closing We have had a ton of fun researching Cro Magnons. We hope you have enjoyed our project! We have learned a lot and we hope you learned a lot too. Questions How did Cro Magnons make fire? What beliefs did Cro-Magnons have about painting animals? Of what were their shelters made out? Answers to our Questions Flints were found in their caves, so they most likely struck two rocks to make fire or rubbed two sticks together to create sparks. Painting animals was part of their religion, and Cro Magnons believed that painting the animals gave the Cro Magnons some of the animals’ power. Their shelters were made of rocks, clay, branches, and animal hide. They were built to last the dreadful winters. End Notes (1) Wiki.answeres.com (2) California Vistas Ancient Civilization, page 90. (3) Wiki. Answers.com (4) California Vistas Ancient Civilization pg 89-90 (5) Social Studies Packet (6) Wiki.answers.com (7) www.angelfire.com/film/materija/cromlang.pdf (8) Yahoo.com (9) California Vistas Ancient Civilization, page 89 (10) Wiki.answers.com (11) Wiki.answeres.com (12) California Vistas Ancient Civilization, page 90 Photo Credits PowerPoint 2010 clipart mlknives.com en.wikipedia.org kidspast.com patawap.com gifcell.com installmob.com memefaces.net Bibliography Ancient Civilizations. Macmillan/McGraw-Hill, 2007. Creative Teaching Press.“Australopithecus.” Early humans packet, 1997. http://www.angelfire.com/film/materija/cromlang. Pdf. http://Wiki.answers.com.