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Chapter 2 + 3 Vocabulary Words

history story of the past
oral tradition passing on history by word of mouth
artifact an object made by someone in the past
primary source materials that were created during the time under study
secondary source records of the past that are based on studies of primary sources
decision to chose from a number of alternatives
evaluate to judge its worth
archeology the study of the remains of past cultures
excavate dig up
prehistory the time before writing was developed
Konrad Spindler German Archeologist that investigated the Iceman
Alps Europe's highest mountain range
technology the use of skills and tools to meet practical needs
Old Stone Age the period of time when Stone tools were the most common technology
hunter-gatherer people that met their needs by hunting and gathering plants
Border Cave located in Zululand, northeastern tip of South Africa
agriculture the raising of crops and animals for human use
New Stone Age period starting 12,000 years ago and ending 6000 years ago, people still depended on stone tools but began experimenting with agriculture
domesticate to train something to be useful to people
surplus an extra supply of something
specialization people training to do particular kinds of work
civilization a culture that has developed systems of specialization, religion, learning, and government
trade the exchange of goods
time line a diagram that shows when things took place in a given period of time
circa a latin word that means about or around, c.
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