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Early Humans

Early Human Vocab

Archaeology The study of objects to learn about past human life
Artifact An object made by people
Excavation To create a hole by digging-to remove earth carefully and systematically from an area in order to find buried remains. Site where an archaeologist digs.
Stone Age A time period where stones were used to create weapons and materials.
Paleolithic Old Stone age. relating to the earliest period of the Stone Age
Mesolithic Middle Stone Age. of, relating to, or denoting the middle part of the Stone Age, between the Paleolithic and Neolithic.
Nomads People who move from place to place as a group to find food
Hunters and Gatherers A person who hunts or harvests. A member of a nomadic people who live chiefly by hunting, fishing, and harvesting wild food.
Diffusion The spreading of something more widely or the transmission of elements or features of one culture to another.
Ice Age A time when glaciers covered much of the land
Neolithic Relating to the latest period of the Stone Age. New stone age.
Systematic agriculture The organized growing of food on a regular schedule
Fertile (Of soil or land) producing or capable of producing abundant vegetation or crops.
Surplus An amount that is left over after a need has been met. More than what is needed.
Civilization The stage of human social development and organization that is considered most advanced. And whose workers specialize in jobs.
Shrine A place where people gather to worship their Gods
Specialization The act of training for a particular job
Artisan A worker in a skilled trade, especially one that involves making things by hand.
Bronze Age The period in ancient human culture when people began to make and use bronze
Monarchy A government whose ruler, a king or queen, inherits the position from a parent
BCE The abbreviation for before the Common/Current/Christian Era (an alternative to Before Christ, abbreviated BC). Before common era
CE Current Era or Christian Era
Prehistory The period of time before written records.
History Part of the past that has written records
Domesticate Humans can do this to an animal and make it civilized.
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