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Stone Age

TermDefinition
Prehistory The time before written records
History The time after people started keeping written records
Stone Age The earliest known period of human culture
Paleolithic refers to the "Old" Stone Age
Mesolithic Term for the "Middle" Stone Age
Neolithic Term given for the new Stone Age when man began farming and herding animals
Bronze Age Time period following the Stone Age when mankind began making weapons and tools out of bronze
Archeology The study of ancient times, ancient people, and ancient cultures through the digging up on excavation of ancient cities, buildings, tombs, etc.
Excavate To dig up
Artifacts Objects made by humans that were left behind: tools, weapons, potery, etc.
Migrate To move from place to place
Nomads People who have no settled or permanent home and move from place to place
Hunter-Gatherer A person who obtains food by hunting animals, gathering plants, and moves when food becomes scarce
Fertile Term used to describes soil that is rich in nutrients
Domesticate To tame animals and breed them for human use
Irrigation The supplying of land with water
Artisan A person skilled in a specific trade (like a basket weaver)- skilled worker
Civilization A society with cities, a central government, official leaders and various other occupation
Specialization The development of occupations or jobs
Archaeologist A person who studies the past and examines artifacts.
Created by: ellakohan