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WHI_Lesson 1

The Beginnings of Civilization

TermDefinition
Artifacts Objects created by artisans, or craftspeople, such as tools, weapons, or pottery.
Archaeologists Social scientist who study past cultures by locating and analyzing human remains, settlements and fossils and artifacts.
Culture Beliefs, customs, laws, and actions of a group of people
Hunter-Gatherers Nomadic clans who migrated in search for food, water, and shelter
Nomad People who moved from location to location following herds of animals for food.
Carbon Dating A scientific test that analyzes fossils and artifacts
Homo Sapiens Early Humans that emerged from Africa in 100,000 and migrated to Eurasia, Australia and the Americas
Paleolithic Era The Old Stone Age that was marked by nomadic hunter-gatherer societies who developed fire, oral language, simple tools and cave art
Physical Enviornment Natural geological features that shape the environment like rivers, peninsulas and mountains.
Neolithic Era The New Stone Age that was marked by permanent settlements that developed agricultural and animal domestication.
Domestication The ability for humans to control agriculture and breading of animals that increase supply of products for human use.
Stonehenge Neolithic Age archaeological site in England
Aleppo & Jericho Early cities in Fertile Crescent studied by archaeologists
Catalhouyuk Neolithic Age archaeological site in Anatolia
Created by: catherine_pace