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The First Americans

TermDefinition
anthropology the study of early humans
archaeology the study of past people by examining artifacts
artifact objects left behind by humans
Beringia what scientists call the now covered land bridge separating Asia and N. America
glacier a large sheet of ice
nomad a person who does not settle in one place
hunter-gatherer a person who survives by having to find their food and resources
Native Americans the descendants of the First Americans
geography the study of people, their environments, and resources
culture way of life also a group of people who share a way life
civilization an advanced culture
latitude aka parallels, run east/west, measure north/south of Equator, never touch each other
longitude aka meridians, run north/south, measure east/west of Prime Meridian, meet at poles
Equator zero degrees line of latitude
Prime Meridian zero degrees line of longitude
cartographer person who makes maps
key explains meaning of symbols on a map
elevation height above sea level
compass rose shows north, south, east and west
hemisphere half of the Earth
relative location the location of a place relative to another place
exact location the location of a place using latitude and longitude
Created by: KRago