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EMS WV CH3 Vocab

EMS WV Studies Chapter 3 Vocab

a scientist who studies what is left behind by ancient peoples archaeologist
a scientist who studies the origin, history, and structure of Earth geologist
a wanderer nomad
the beliefs, customs, and civilization of a particular people or group culture
refers to the period before written history prehistoric
items such as bits of stone, bone, pottery, tools, cave paintings, and weavings that are left behind by people artifacts
a tool used by prehistoric peoples to help them throw spears or darts with greater force atlatl
a scientist who studies the origins, development, customs, and beliefs of humans anthropologist
farming agriculture
the shelter Woodland and later peoples made by bending together and tying small trees and then covering those trees with bark or animal skins wigwam
the rubbing of one object against another friction
the name given by Europeans to the clearing made by burning off existing ground cover in order to plant crops old field
values or traditions handed down from previous generations heritage
moving from one area or country to another migration
an extreme shortage of food famine
natural resistance to disease immunity
a prehistoric culture that followed the Paleo Indians and that probably did not rely exclusively on hunting for their food Archaic Indians
the earliest primitive hunters of the prehistoric period Paleo Indians
a human culture that existed during the prehistoric period and that probably followed the Archaic culture includes the Adena and Hopewell cultures Woodland Indians
Woodland Indians
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