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Chapter 3

Lesson #2 (pp. 106-109)

WordDefinition
subsistence the way a person or groups supports itself
domesticate to change plants by selecting qualities that make them more useful for people; to tame an animal
manioc a tropical plant similar to the potato
irrigation the bringing of water to crops
shifting agriculture clearing and burning of the forest to clear the ground for planting. Also called slash-and-burn agriculture
civilization the state of a human society in which the arts, sciences, religion, government, cities, trade, and other ways of living are highly developed and fairly complex
specialization the limiting to one thing or crop
surplus an extra amount, more than necesssary
Created by: kathykretchmer