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Chapter 1 - 262578

decade a period of ten years
century a period of 100 years
age a long period of time marked by a single cultural feature
era a long period of time marked by great events, developments, or figures
values ideas that people hold dear and try to live by
features characteristics
ancient very old
geography the study of the earth's physical and cultural features
region an area with one or more features that make it different from surrounding areas
landforms the natural features of the land's surface
resources materials found in the earth that people need and value
environment includes all the living and nonliving things that affect life in an area
climate the pattern of weather conditions in a certain area over a long period of time
historians people who study history
history study of the past
artifacts objects created and used by humans
fossil a part or imprint of something that was once alive
culture the knowledge, beliefs, customs, and values of a group of people
archeology the study of the past based on what people left behind
primary source an account of an event created by someone who took part in or witnessed an event
secondary source information gathered by someone who did not take part in or witness an event
geographer one who studies geography (the earth's physical and cultural features)
archaeologists to learn about the past, they examine artifacts and the places where artifacts were found
circa means "about". (If historians are not sure of an exact date, they use this term.)
B.C. before Christ
A.D. Anno Domini - in the year of our Lord
B.C.E. before common era
C.E. common era