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S.S Maine vocabulary

19 vocab words on Maine Indians

Archaeologists people who study artifacts found underground to learn about things from the past
Artifact An object or tool found in the ground which was used by a human in the past
Atlatl a tool used to help hunters throw spears farther and faster
Chert a flaked rock used to make spear points
Confederation a group of tribes or nation that work together to protect their land from other tribes
Fluted A design in which they make a chert
Long House Longer than a wigwam, fits more families in it
migration when people move from one place to another
Ochre a powdered iron ore used to make red paint
Petroglyph picture engraving in stone
Pharaoh a leader
Prehistoric lived before written records were made
Primary Source something that was made or written by people who were there at the time of the event
Secondary Source something that was make or written by after the event
Shell Middens similar to garbage dumps, piled up shells and bones of eaten animals
Toboggan a sled used to travel quickly over snow and ice
Totem an animal as a symbol for each clan the tribe was divided into
Wampum small shells and beads used to record important messages
Wigwam a small round house made by placing young trees or sapling into the ground as a frame, and bending them into arches.Birch Bark is usually used to cover the frame
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