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SSC Core Vocabulary

Core Vocabulary

QuestionAnswer
an object made by human hands Artifact
a line of rulers from the same family Dynasty
the use of advanced methods to help solve problems and make life easier Technology
a member of the upper class of society they usually hold their position due to land they own Aristocrat
a settlement in a new territory that keeps close ties to its homeland Colony
the physical and human characteristics that make up the earth Geography
a skilled worker in a certain job or business Artisan
plant or animal remains that have been preserved from an earlier time Fossil
a government official Bureaucrat
people who share a similar place in society due to their wealth or occupation Social Class
first hand evidence of an event that has occurred in history Primary Source
to give or donate your ideas, time, money or technologies Contribution
a complex society with cities, organized government, religion, and an organized writing system Civilization
a way of watering crops by using waterways or ditches Irrigation
the act or training for a particular job Specialization
a long period or division of time Era
a document or written work created after an event has already occurred Secondary Source
a style of government where all citizens share in running the government. Democracy
an organized way in which people produce, sell and buy goods Economy
people who regularly move from place to place Nomad
a forced payment made by conquered peoples to their new group Tribute
a belief in more than one god within your religion Polytheism
a ruler who takes power by force Tyrant
a set of beliefs, behaviors, and traits shared by members of a group Culture
the city and the land that surrounds it, which is ruled independently from any other civilization City-State
a nation that rules several other nations under its government Empire
a fight or disagreement Conflict
a style of government where a king or queen passes power to a relative; only one person has all the power Monarchy
an area of land with common characteristics Region
the movement of people from one place to settle in another place Migrate
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