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Social Studies

social studies vocab

TermDefinition
Artifact Object made by humans, used by archeologists
Archeology Study of evidence left by early people in order to find out about past cultures
Glacier Thick sheets of ice that covered the world over 10,000 years ago.
Land-bridge Theory Scientific explanation for the arrival of the earliest Americans who traveled over the Beringian "land bridge".
Irrigation A method to water crops by channeling water from rivers or streams.
Surplus Extra goods-----more than is needed.
Adobe Sun-dried brick used to build and protect homes of the Pueblo people.
Pueblo Adobe dwelling with many rooms.
Culture Unique way of life that are shaped by a variety of factors over time, how a group of people live.
Culture Area Region in which people share a similar way of life.
Native Americans Descendants of the first people to reach the Americas thousands of years ago.
Tribe A group of people that share common customs, languages or rituals.
Clans Groups of families that were related to one another, Iroquois lived in clans.
Civilization An advanced culture in which people have developed cities, sciences, and industries.
Sachem A tribal chief that was elected by women of the clan.
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