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archaeology the study of ancient peoples, continue to piece together evidence that tells the story of the first Americans.
artifact a tool, weapon, or other object left behind by early peoples
strait a narrow passage of water between two larger bodies of water
migration the movement of people into a new area
nomad person who moves from place to place
maize a variety of corn
carbon dating a scientific method of determining the age of an artifact
culture a people's shared values, beliefs, traditions, and behaviors
source a supply
estimate a rough calculation of a number
civilization highly developed society
theocracy a society that is ruled by religious leaders
hieroglyphic a form of writing that uses symbols or pictures to represent things, ideas, and sounds
terrace a broad platform of flat land cut into a slope
complex highly detailed
link to connect
irrigate to supply water to crops by artificial means
federation a government that links and unites different groups a group of people who have a common ancestor
clan a group of people who have a common ancestor
channel a long, narrow gutter or groove through which water can flow
structure a building
pueblo a communal Native American structure with a flat roof; a type of Native American village
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