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6th Grade, SS

Chapter 1 Test Vocab

TermDefinition
History Written and other recorded events of people
Prehistory The time before writing was invented
Archaeologist A scientist who examines objects to learn more about the human past
Oral Traditions Stories passed down by word of mouth
Geography The study of Earth’s surface and the processes that shape it
Stone Age A period of time during which early humans made lasting tools and weapons mainly from stone; the earliest known period of human culture
Culture Culture is a pattern of behavior shared by a society, or group of people. Many different things make up a society's culture. These things include food, language, clothing, tools, music, arts, customs, beliefs, and religion.
Nomad A person who has no settled home
Fertile Rich in the substances plants need in order to grow well; describes soil and land
Domesticate Adapt wild plants for human use; tame wild animals and breed them for human use
Irrigation Supplying land with water through a network of canals
Surplus More than is needed
Artisan A worker who is especially skilled at crafting items by hand
Civilization A society with cities, a central government, job specialization, and social classes
Social Class A group of people with similar backgrounds, incomes, and ways of living
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