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Geography

TermDefinition
geographic region large area of land with a common set of features
outer banks long chain of sandbars and barrier islands of the coast of NC
coastal plain broad, flat region in NC that stretches 100-150 miles inland from the ocean
tidewater low-lying eastern part of NC's coastal plain
piedmont hilly region between the coastal plain and the Appalachian mountains
climate the main kind of weather that a region experiences over an extended period
sun belt strip of warm-weather states the runs across the southern US
natural reasources any part of nature that people use in a some way
sandbank a large deposit of sand forming a mound, ridge, or hillside
vicinity the surrounding area
artifact human-made object like a pot, a weapon, or a mask that gives clues to the culture to the culture from which it comes
culture a people's way of life, including the kids tools they make, the food they eat, and the language they speak
mesa a flat-topped, steep-sided plateau
slash-and-burn a method of farming in which trees and brush are burned to clear land for fields and villages.
oral history stories passed down by word of mouth from generation to generation.
clan a group of related people.
anthropologist a scientists who studies human culture
drought a long period with no rain
Created by: Carlene1