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descendant A person who is descended from a certain ancestor.
band A small group of people made up of related families.
consequence A result.
extinct No longer living; died out.
technology The use of skills and knowledge to make the work of everyday life easier.
artifact A human-made object, especially from long ago
specialize To work at only one kind of job.
domesticate To tame plants or animals for human use.
livestock Domesticated animals, such as cattle, sheep, and pigs, that provide a resource
nomad A person without a permanent home
pastoral society A group of people whose way of life depends on herding
cultivate To prepare and use soil for the growing of crops
agriculture The raising of domesticated plants and animals; farming.
slash and burn To cut and burn forestlands to gain new farmland
obsidian A volcanic black rock often used by ancient people to make tools.
oasis A place in the desert that has a dependable source of water.
import A good brought in for sale from another place.
export Goods sent to other places for sale.
complex society A social system with a reliable food source and with established laws, customs, and job specialization.
ziggurat A tall stepped tower built by the ancient Sumerians as a temple to a god
city-state A city and its surrounding farmlands, with its own government and leaders.
civilization A society with developed forms of religion, ways of governing, and centers of learning.
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