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Social. Studies

Chapter 1

History It is when people began writing down what happened to them.
Prehistory The time before people learned to write
Oral Traditions stories passed down by word of mouth
Geography The study of Earth's surface and how it is shaped
Hominid A modern Human or a member of an earlier group that may have included ancestors or relatives of other humans
Stone Age a period of time during which people made tools and weapons from stone
nomad a person who does not have a settled home
domesticate tame wild animals and plants for human use
irrigation supplying land with water through a network of canals
surplus more than what is needed
artisan a worker who is skilled at crafting items by hand
civilization a society with cities, a central government, job specialization, and social classes.
social class group of people with similar backgrounds, income, and ways of living
Archeologist Scientists who study objects to learn about the past.



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