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Domesticate To make tame; the dog was probably the first animal which was domesticated.
Paleolithic Age Old Stone Age, tools were made of stone, oldest of the stone ages, almost all of human history took place during this period, the first animals were domesticated late in this period.
Neolithic Age New Stone Age; tools are made of stone, farming begins and humans begin to settle down in small villages.
Nomad Person who moves from place to place with no permanent home.
Fertile Rich soil with adequate water ; a good place to grow plants.
Hunting and gathering The men kill wild game and the women collect berries, roots, grain, and fruits for food.
Agriculture Farming.
Civilization A society characterised by cities, the arts, architecture, government, etc.
What are the elements of civilization? W. SCCATTOR DOG
W. SCATTOR DOG W=writing system SC= social classes C= city A= the arts T= trade T= technology OR= organized religion D= division of labour OG= organized government
Social Class A group of people with similar backgrounds, wealth, and ways of living.
Irrigation The practice of supplying water from another place.
Surplus More than needed.
Artisan Skilled worker.
Bronze A metal alloy made of tin and copper.
Who was the iceman? Copper Age man found in the Italian Alps; his body has been studied to learn about life during the Copper Age in Europe. Otzi
What are the two resources of the Nile River? White Nile and Blue Nile.
What is the world's largest desert? Sahara.
Pharaoh Egyptian King.
Osiris Egyptian god of the living and the dead.
Mummy A preserved dead body
Afterlife Life after death
Why did the Egyptian put clothes, food, and furniture in their tomb's? It would be used in the afterlife.
Natron Fine salt used in the mummification process.
Hieroglyphs The writing of ancient Egypt.
Rosetta Stone A large stone artifact.
Book of the Dead A set of poems, rituals, and spells read during the mummification and burial of of an Ancient Egyptian.
Opening of the mouth A ceremony in which a mummy's mouth would be opened to allow the dead to eat in the afterlife.
Ba and Ka Two parts of the Egyptian soul.
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