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Early Humans

Vocab and Definitions

Surplus an amount of something left over when requirements have been met; an excess of production or supply over demand
Archaeologist an anthropologist who studied prehistoric people and their culture
Artisan a worker in a skilled trade, especially one that involves making things by hand
Domesticate tame (an animal) and keep it as a pet or for farm produce
History the study of past events, particularly in human affairs
Hunter-Gatherers a member of nomadic people who live chiefly by hunting, fishing, and harvesting wild food
Ice Age a glacial episode during a past geological period
Nomad a member of a people having no permanent abode, and who travel from place to place to find fresh pasture for their livestock
Prehistory the period of time before written records
Systematic Agriculture the organized growing of food on a regular schedule
Shrine a place regarded as holy because of its associations with a divinity or a sacred person or relic, typically marked by a building or other construction
Artifact an object made by a human being, typically an item of cultural or historic interest
Paleolithic Old - the earliest period of the Stone Age
Mesolithic Middle - the transitional period of the Stone Age where they adapted to hunting and gathering
Neolithic New - the latest period of the Stone Age when they started farming
Created by: christianoj121