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Neolithic Revolution

TermDefinition
Geography The physical features of the earth
Latitude Horizontally across earth
Longitude Vertically across earth
Prehistory The period of time before written records
Anthropology The study of humankind
Culture A people's unique way of life, as shown by its tools, customs, arts and ideas
Archaeology The study of human history through excavation of sites and analysis of artifacts
Artifact A human-made object, such as a tool, weapon, or piece of jewelry
Technology The application of scientific knowledge for practical purposes
Historian An expert in history
Nomad Highly mobile people who move from place to place searching for new sources of food in the Paleolithic Era
Surplus An amount left over when demands have been met
Domesticate To tame animals such as horses, dogs, goats and pigs so farmers could have them as a constant food source
Civilization A form of culture characterized by 8 things (should already be known, they are on a sheet)
Polytheism A belief in many gods
Artisan A skilled worker, such as a weaver or potter, who makes goods by hand
City-state A city and its surrounding lands functioning as an independent political unit
Cultural diffusion The spreading of ideas or products from one culture to another
Scribe One of the professional record keepers in early civilizations
Permanent settlements A permanent settlement, people are not moving around
Pictogram A pictorial symbol for a word or phrase
Primary source A document written during the time of study
Secondary source Generally scholarly books and articles
Created by: reganlavin