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Early Man T 10/22

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TermDefinition
Mesopotamia rich soil, fertile, part of the Fertile Crescent
history recorded events in the past such as written documents, diaries, letters, journals, maps, Bible, and books
homonids prehistoric human-like peoples
hunters hunted animals
gatherers gathered fruit, nuts, and berries
migrate move from place to place
pre before, earlier than
anthropologists scientists who study human development and culture
archaeologists scientists who study objects to learn about past people and cultures
prehistory a period of time in the past before writing was invented- -Prehistory took place during the Old Stone Age-Paleolithic
nomads - people who have no single settled home- they move around to places where they find food
fertile soil is good for growing plants
irrigation a series of canals used to supply land with water
culture a particular stage, form, or kind of civilization
civilization Societies that have cities, a central government run by official leaders, and workers who specialize in various jobs.
domesticate to tame animals
artisans workers skilled at making baskets, tools, cloth, ect
surplus having more than enough
lithic stone tools
neo new
paleo old, ancient
artifacts a tool, equipment, or clothing such as pottery, tools, weapons, arrows, clothing, hammers, capes, shoes, ax, knife, and skulls
radiocarbon dating A method to figure out how long ago something died. Using carbon and how long it takes to decompose can date a once living thing.
Medical Technology MRI, C.A.T., X-Ray, Thermometer, Ultrasound, Microscope
Paleolithic Old Stone Age- no farming, people hunted animals, people gathered roots, berries, leaves, and seeds, used stone to make hunting weapons and tools to cut meat, scrape animal hides and to make clothing,used animal bones to make hunting weapons and tools .
Neolithic New Stone Age-People began farming, and domesticating animals. People became artisans. Larger buildings were built. Cities grew and population grew.
Discoveries that man made to allow them to live in one place 1. fire 2. farming 3. domesticating animals 4. specializing labor
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