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Early Humans Vocab

artisan skilled craftsperson
astronomer person who studies the stars, planets, and other heavenly objects
civilization a complex society with cities, organized government, art, religion, class divisions, and a writing system
domesticate to tame animals and plants for human use
nomad person who regularly moves from place to place
irrigation a method of bringing water from one place to another to water crops
cuneiform Sumerian system of writing made up of wedge-shaped markings
empire group of territories or nations under a single ruler or government
technology tools and methods to help humans perform tasks
specialization The development of different kinds of jobs
homo sapiens the earliest humans, popularly known as cavemen
fossil the remains, such as bones and teeth, of ancient animals and plants
artifact An object made by humans of a past culture
archaeologist scientist who hunts for evidence buried in the ground (artifacts)
Paelolithic Age Period that began around 2.5 million BC and ended around 8000 BC
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