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SHMS 8th Grade Social Studies Powertime Vocab 1

Relative location the location of a place in relation to another place
Absolute location the exact location of a place, usually in degrees of latitude and longitude
Hemisphere half of a circle, i.e. half of the earth
Barrier island islands along the coast that protect the shoreline from erosion due to wind and waves
Fall line an imaginary line running east to west in Georgia where the foothills level to the plains, waterfalls occur along this line
Artifacts items left behind by previous cultures, i.e. pottery piece, arrowheads
Archaeologist a person that digs up artifacts
Anthropologist a person that studies artifacts and the time period of the artifacts
Estuary coastal area where freshwater from rivers and streams mixes with saltwater from the ocean.
Fauna animal life
Beringia Bering land bridge that connected Asia to North America during the Ice Age
Atlatl sling
Carbon-14 dating determines the age of an ancient artifact by measuring the amount of carbon-14 it contains.
Culture a way of life shared by people in social groups which includes religion, music, traditions and art.
Nomad people who moved from place to place in search of food
Created by: hbogue