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Chapter 4

TermDefinition
archaeology the study of past human cultures
Artifact An object produced or shaped by human craft
Paleo prehistoric
prehistoric before recorded history
archaic ancient
atlatl a tool used in spear throwing
hunter gatherer a person who survived by hunting and gathering food
maximum forest efficiency the practice of using everything the land has to offer
bundle burial remnants of dead bodies were placed in a bag and buried
midden a layer of anciently discarded seashells and other waste items
neo new or different
Poverty Point Objects hardened balls of clay to regulate cooking temperatures
rampart an embankment or levee
cannibal a person who eats human flesh
animism the belief that everything has a spirit
matriarchal a social and cultural system in which name and property is passed through the female
shaman a priest or holy person
totem a sacred symbol
waddle and daub building material made of vines, cane, mud, moss, and animal hair
Created by: ajenkins2