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Vocab. for Mr.Brock

TermDefinition
Pangaea all the landmasses on earth together
Lucy the first human like creature.
Neolithic Revolution The shift from hunting & gathering to agriculture
Jericho an ancient city of Palestine north of the Dead Sea
Catal Huyuk one of the first turn cities
Iron age The age of using iron.
Mesopotamia an ancient region that is in Asia
cuneiform wedge-shaped elementsused in writing by the ancient Akkadians, Assyrians, Babylonians, Persians.
ziggurat pyramidal tower
Epic of Gilgamesh The oldest substantial poem that has survived from antiquity
Uruk an ancient Sumerian city in south Iraq
Ur an ancient Sumerian city on the Euphrates.
Hammurabis code of law well preserved Babylonian law code
Polytheistic a worship in many gods and goddess
the end of the last ice age the start of argriculure
board spectrum deit a diet that includes many food items
fertile crescent the first start of agriculture
teosinte the first corn
diffusion something spreading more widely
Bantu migration the moving of bantu people
peoples of Australia the last to have agriculture
Banpo several Neolithic settlements
secondary products revolution series of changes in the later Neolithic.
pastoral societies people who life was devoted to farming
Catalhuyuk Neolithic pre-city settlement
stateless societies societies with no government
cheifdoms societies usually based on kinship
unit 1 10000-500B.C.E.
unit 2 500B.C.E.-500C.E.
unit 3 500C.E.-1500C.E.
unit 4 1450C.E.-1750C.E.
unit 5 1750C.E.-1900C.E.
unit 6 1900C.E.- present
Why has world history achieved an increasingly prominent place in American education in recent decades? World history is increasing in America because through out America history all we have learned about history is America history.
What was the sequence of human migration across the planet? People started in Africa then migrated across the world.
How did Austronesian migrations differ from other early patterns of human movement? this was different because people had to cross ocean to find food but then trying to get back home the sea level rose making where they did leave underwater living them to live in Australia.
In what ways did a gathering and hunting economy shape other aspects of paleolithic societies? Well this shaped the beginning of agriculture and the "equalness" of man and woman.
Why did some paleolithic peoples abandon earlier , more nomadic ways and begin to live more settled life? because some earlier people saw more of a need for it.
In what ways, and why, did Chumash culture differ from that of the San Chumash created an entirely new society and the San is marked as long-term continuities
What accounts for the emergence of agriculture after countless millennia of human life without it? Growing crops, staying in one place,and birth control