The Trail of the Earliest People
Q1. Fill in the blanks.
Grasslands developed around 12000 years
The earliest people painted on walls
of the cave.
Traces of ash have been found in the Kurnool
Perennial lakes and rivers have water
period covers 99% of human history.
In Hunsgi, tools were made of limestone. True
Grasslands developed in many areas around 1,000
years ago. False
Tools in Hunsgi were made of limestones. True
Early man who lived on the banks of the
rivers went in search of water during the rainy season. False
Q3. Name the shelter of early men.
Q4. Write examples of habitation sites.
include caves and rock shelters.
Q5. Name the earliest period of history given by archaeologists.
Q6. What kind of colours was used in the cave paintings?
were made from minerals like ochre or iron ore, and charcoal.
Q7. How was wood used in the past?
Wood was used as firewood. It was also used to make huts and tools.
Q8. Write any two grain bearing grasses.
Grain bearing grasses includes wheat, barley and rice etc.
Q9. List the foods hunter-gatherers ate.
Foods hunter-gatherers ate fruits, roots, nuts, seeds, leaves, stalks and eggs.
Q10. What is Hunsgi famous for?
is famous because number of early Palaeolithic sites was found here.
Q11. What does the rock paintings of Madhya Pradesh and Southern
Uttar Pradesh depicts?
Rock paintings of Madhya Pradesh and Southern Uttar Pradesh depict animals and
Q12. What are factory sites?
Places where stone was found and where people made tools are known as factory sites.
Q13. What are microliths?
Stone tools found during this period are generally tiny, and are called
Q14. What tools would you use today for cutting fruit? What would
they be made of?
Today for cutting fruit we would use knives, which are usually made of iron or
Q15. How can we say that the people of Kurnool caves were
familiar with fire?
of ash have been found in Kurnool shows that people were familiar with fire.
Q16. Why people chose to live in natural caves?
People chose these natural caves because they provided shelter from the rain,
heat and wind.
Q17. What did hunter-gatherers do to sustain themselves?
They hunted wild animals, caught fish and birds, gathered fruits, roots, nuts,
seeds, leaves, stalks and eggs.
Q18. What qualities people need to have while hunting animals or
To hunt animals or catch fish and birds, people need to be alert, quick, and have
lots of presence of mind.
Q19. Write about the paintings found from Madhya Pradesh and
southern Uttar Pradesh?
found from Madhya Pradesh and southern Uttar Pradesh show
wild animals, drawn with great accuracy and skill.
Q20. Where are natural caves and rock
Natural caves and rock shelters are found in the Vindhyas and the Deccan
plateau. These rock shelters are close to the Narmada valley.