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Vocabulary 2

Kansas History Words to Understand Chapter 2

absolute dating the determination of the age of an object based on measurable physical or chemical qualities or associations with written records
adaptation change in behavior in response to new or modified surroundings
artifact something made or used by people from the past
barter to trade one thing for another without the exchange of money
celestial heavenly
currency money in any form when in actual use as a medium or exchange
domesticate to train or adapt (an animal or plant) to be of use to humans
infer imply
migration the act of moving from one land or country to settle in another place
nomadic having no fixed home and moving according to the seasons from place to place in search of food, water, and grazing land
oral tradition the spoken preservation, from one generation to the next, of people's cultural history and ancestry, often by a storyteller in narrative form
parfleche an article, like a bag, made from an untanned animal hide
relative dating in archaeology, the arrangement of artifacts or events in a sequence relative to one another
travois a frame hung between trailing poles and pulled by a dog or horse
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