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SS Vocab

human evolution the scientific understanding of the origin and development of humanity
foragers group of people who survived over gathering and hunting over a large region
surplus having more than you need
anthropology scientific study of human kind. The study of human ancestry and culture over time and across the world
culture beliefs, customs, and institutions of a particular group, society, place or time
CE Common Era A notation indicating modern history (alternative to AD)
pre-historic a time or period before recorded or written history
human migration physical movement by humans from one area to another, sometimes over large distances and in large groups
social institutions organizations that large groups of humans create t help solve problems
BCE (Before the Common Era) era of pre-history- non religious alternative to BC
technology branch of knowledge that relates to inventions and discoveries that helps modernize human lifestyle and environment
society community of people living in a particular country or region having shared customs, laws and organizations
domestication altering the genetic makeup of plants and animals to make them more useful to humans
artifact object made or used by man
agrarian type of society based around farming or raising livestock
archaeology scientific study of ancient cultures through the examination of artifacts, buildings and other remains
specialization/division of labor different people in a society take on specific roles and jobs that require unique skills
Neolithic Age or era new stone age (refers to the period when humans came to live in agricultural communities)
settlement permanent community where people live
global patterns frequent and widespread occurances where similar events happen in different places in the world
agricultural revolution (neolithic revolution) began about 10,000 years ago when humans began to live in settled communities and raised plants and animals
relative dating determines the age of an object based on surrounding fossils and geologic deposits
the Great Thaw happened about 10,000 years ago when earth's climate warmed and regions of the planet became more temperate
turning point the event or occurance that causes a very significant change
paleolithic age period of the stone age- 2.5- 2 million years ago. Marked by earliest use of tools made of stone
absolute or carbon dating process of determining a specific date of an artifact based on its physical or chemical properties
region geographical area considered as a unit
stone age earliest period of human culture- marked by the creation of stone tools
adaptation process of changing to fit new environment or different conditions
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