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Ch. 3 Social Studies

Ch. 3 Vocabulary The Early History of Texas

ice age A time when huge sheets of ice and snow cover parts of Earth's land and sea.
hunter-gatherer A person who collects plants and hunts wild animals for food.
descendent A relative.
artifact An object made and used by early people in the past.
Archaeologist A scientist who studies the culture and artifacts of early people.
quarry An open pit where people mine, or dig up, rocks.
culture The way of life of a group of people.
agriculture The planting and growing of crops for food.
confederacy A union of people or groups who work together for a common goal.
reservation Land set aside as a place for American Indians to live.
nomad Someone who travels from place to place at different seasons.
dugout canoe A boat made by hollowing out long logs, traditionally made by American Indians.
pueblo A Spanish word meaning "village" that refers to some American Indian groups in the Southwest.
government A system by which a group of people are ruled.
adobe A brick made from mud and straw.
teepee A large tent made of hide, traditionally used by American Indians.
travois A wooden sled dragged by dogs and horses.
ally A person who helps you.
kayak A canoe with a watertight covering.
import A product brought from a different place to trade or sell.
civilization A highly developed human society.
empire A group of countries under the control of one ruler.
Created by: MrsHLC2009