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Greece Vocab. 8-1

Greek city-states and geography

TermDefinition
acropolis A high hill on which a city-state was built
abudance a very large quantity of something
human resources is the set of individuals who make up the workforce of an organization, business sector, or economy
minoans A civilization who lived on Crete and were known for being great ship makers,Trading wood, olive oil & pottery. They didn't speak Greek and a Volcano contributed to fall
mycenaeans The civilization considered to be the 1st Greeks. They are known for building fortresses on mainland, not trading peacefully and they declined in 1200s after invaders and earthquakes weakened them.
natural resources materials or substances such as minerals, forests, water, and fertile land that occur in nature and can be used for economic gain.
polis Greek word for city-state
population density The number of people living per unit of an area (e.g. per square mile); the number of people relative to the space occupied by them.
scarcity in short supply; shortage
surplus More than what is needed or used; excess.
geographic factors Physical features of our environment For example, terrain types, bodies of water, natural plants and animals
trade The action of buying and selling goods and services.
specialization The process of focusing one's occupational concentration on a specific area of expertise
norms a standard or pattern, especially of social behavior, that is typical or expected of a group. "What is normal your you"
culture the beliefs, customs, arts, etc., of a particular society, group, place, or time, a particular society that has its own beliefs, ways of life, art, etc. : a way of thinking, ..
perspective a particular attitude toward or way of regarding something; a point of view.
Created by: lyndyz