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social studies vocab

hieroglyphics pictures or symbols that are used to represent words, sounds, or concepts
ice age a period of extremely cold temperatures when part of the planet's surface was covered with massive ice sheets
Incas a great Native American civilization occupying Peru in South America - known as great builders
Iroquois Native American civilization who lived in New York state and Canada who formed a 5 nation confederacy in 1570
maize an early form of corn grown by Native Americans
Mayas a great Native American civilization occupying southern mexico and Central America - known as great astronomers and mathematicians
migration a movement of a large number of people into a new homeland
northeast woodland Native Americans who lived between the Atlantic Ocean and the Mississippi River who farmed corn and hunted in the forests
Pueblo a village of stone dwellings built by the Anasazi
terrace a raised piece of land with the top leveled off to promote farming used by the Incas to be able to farm on steep mountain sides
Theocracy a society ruled by religious leaders
nomad a person who moves from place to place
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