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Vocab Unit 1 and 2

Uncovering the Past and Stone Age Vocabulary

TermDefinition
Prehistory Time before writing
Culture knowledge, beliefs, customs, and values of a group of people
Archeology study of the past based on what people left behind
Fossil a part or an imprint of something that was once alive
Artifact objects created by and used by humans
AD on a timeline Ano Domini (the year of our Lord)
BC on a timeline Before Christ
CE on a timeline Common Era
BCE on a timeline Before Common Era
Geography study of the earth’s physical and cultural features
Climate pattern of weather conditions in a certain area over a long period of time
Environment all the living and nonliving things that affect life in an area
Resources materials found in the earth that people need and value
Ancient very old, or from a long time ago
Hominid Early ancestor of humans
Paleolithic, Mesolithic, Neolithic Eras Old, Middle and New Stone Ages
Hunter Gatherers people who hunt animals and gather wild plants, seeds, fruits, and nuts to survive
Migrate To Move
Ice Ages period in history where many places had long period of freezing weather
Land bridge a strip of land connecting two continents; in ancient history we talk about land bridge that connected Asia to North America
Domestication/Domesticated process of changing plants or animals to make them more useful to humans (for example, using cows to farm fields)
Nomads people who move from place to place
Adapt when people change their way of life to suit their new environment
Agriculture Farming
Homo Sapien modern day people belong to this group ~ means WISE MAN in LATIN!
Created by: jmreilly
 

 



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