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Prehistory

TermDefinition
Prehistory the time in history before written records
domestication the breeding of plants and especially animals to tame them and make them useful to humans
agriculture the growing of crops for food. farming
paleolithic means old stone age.
neolithic means new stone age. time period when humans began using iron weapons and tools and began farming
neolithic revolution the shift from hunter gatherers to farming. the changed society because now people could settle in villages and cities
nomad group of people who roam or travel around in search of food and shelter.
hunter-gatherer paleolithic people who hunted and gathered plants and berries for food
artifact an object made and used by humans such as a tool or pottery
archeologist a scientist who digs up fossils and artifacts in order to understand how humans lived in the past
anthropologist a scientist who studies and analyzes artifacts in order to understand human culture
Catal Huyuk an ancient neolithic village in modern Turkey
irrigation early technology using ditches and channels to bring water to crops
cultural diffusion the spreading and mixing of culture through invasion, migration, and trade
animism early religions believed things in nature lie animals, trees and the sky possessed a soul and a consciousness
civilization highly organized society that is characterized by government, art, science, written language , religion
deity another name for a god
technology skills and knowledge used by people to make tools and help them to do work more efficiently
culture way of life of a people and includes their knowledge, beliefs and traditions
characteristics of Civilization religion, architecture, government, job specialization, social classes and written language...
artisan a person skilled at making tools, baskets, pottery and other objects useful to humans
megalith means huge stone. giant stone structures like Stonehenge found around the world and believed to be used for religious purposes
Created by: lisaott