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Artifact An object made by a human being, typically an item of cultural or historical interest.
Culture The arts and other manifestations of human intellectual achievement regarded collectively.
Technology Application of scientific knowledge for practical purposes, especially in industry.
Hunter-Gartherer A member of a nomadic people who live chiefly by hunting, fishing, and harvesting wild food.
Neolithic Revolution Wide-scale transition of many human cultures.
Domestication To tame.
Civilization The stage of human social development and organization that is considered most advanced.
Specialization A body part or an organism.
Institution A society or organization founded for a religious, educational, social, or similar purpose.
Bronze Age A time period characterized by the use of bronze.
Ziggurat A rectangular stepped tower, sometimes surmounted by a temple.
Barter Exchange for better goods or services without using money.
Artisian A worker in a skilled trade, especially one that involves making things by hand.
Scribes A person who copies out documents, especially one employed to do this before printing was invented.
Cuneiform Denoting or relating to the wedge-shaped characters used in the ancient writing system.
Catal Huyak A very large Neolithic and Chalcolithic proto-city settlement in southern Anatolia.
Slash and Burn Farming Widely used method of growing food in which wild or forested land is clear cut and any remaining vegetation is burned.
Nomads A member of a group having no permanent abode, and who travel from place to place to find fresh pasture for their livestock.
Hominid A primate of a family that includes humans and their fossil ancestors.
Lucy The most complete australopith skeleton yet discovered, being about 40% intact.
Created by: Paiton4