Practice Identifications Rank & evaluate the following sample identifications. Some are clearly better than others, but why? What are the major weaknesses & strengths?

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Practice Identifications
Rank & evaluate the following sample identifications. Some are clearly better than others, but why? What are the major weaknesses & strengths? Keep in mind that these answers were written with OPEN NOTES with about 6 minutes writing time.

1) Hunter-gatherers were early humans that learned to hunt and gather good to survive. This step was a necessary step to get where we are now.

2) Hunter-gatherers were the Paleolithic humans that survived by moving around to hunt animals & gather roots and seeds as food. They also used the animal furs for clothing & other purposes. Hunter-gatherer groups started to appear around 40,000 B. C. in Africa and began to migrate through Asia towards Europe. They came to be probably because of peoples need for food & working in a group was easier than working by yourself. They are significant because humans started developing trade, tools, arts, and control of fire in these small groups.
3) Hunter-gatherers, considered part of the Stone Age, were Homo Sapiens who are ancestors of the current human race (Homo sapiens sapiens). They appeared over four hundred thousand years ago in where we call Africa today. Hunter-gatherers are stone age people due to the underdevelopment of written language. They moved frequently for survival and passed on survival strategies which lead to civilization. Their prehistoric tools gave a basis for new tools and development.
4) Hunter-gatherers exist going back four hundred thousand years during the Old Stone Age in Africa. They were called Paleolithic because of the stone tools & weapons they used to survive. Hunter gatherers had not yet domesticated animals or plants, so they were constantly on the move hunting animals (primarily men) and looking for roots, berries, or other plants for food (primarily women). They also made beads and other jewelry, buried their dead, painted cave walls, and traded with other groups of humans. Hunter-gatherer societies were able to control fire for warmth and cooking meat, but lived dangerous lives always on the edge of survival.
5) Hunter gatherers provided for one of the bases of civilization by allowing humans to have a clear goal and reason for establishing tribes. HG's show up throughout history in all early civilizations as a primary source of food, and later as a supplemental source with the development of farming. HG's formed into tribes for greater success on the hunt and for protection from more powerful predater's. These tribe's helped man establish a foothold in the world. That foothold later established itself into the civilized world.
6) The hunter-gatherers were a group of Germanic people who traveled from place to place, governed by migratory patterns of their food. They were the first groups to have a sort of social system.
7) Hunter gatherers, they were people who did not have knowledge of farming, they relied heavily on finding animal heards and plants. Without these hunter gatherers the human race probably would have become extinct. They either lived in an area where there was no land to farm . . .
8) The Hunter Gatherer were humans of Paleolithic (old Stone) period which was the appearance of homo sapiens. They hunted and gathered all their food and was always roaming, which have them the name Hunter Gatherer. They were in groups of 20 to 50. They had no government but did have status.

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