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South America

South America vocabulary

TermDefinition
Terrace strips of leveled land built into the hillside that are planted with crops
Nomads people who move from place to place, usually in search of food and resources
Domesticate tame plants and animals for human use
Civilization the level of development at which people live together peacefully in communities
Culture a pattern of behavior shared by a group of people made up of food, language, clothing, tools, music, arts, customs, beliefs, and religion
Migrate the movement of people from one area to another
Ecosystems made up of all the living and nonliving things in an area; includes all plants, animals and other living things that make up the communities of life in an area
Agriculture farming; includes both growing and harvesting crops and raising animals/livestock
Irrigation the movement of water from one place to another to grow crops
Artifacts a human-made object which gives information about the culture of its creator and users
Empire a group of territories that are under the control of the same leader or government
Territories a geographical area under the rule of a government
Pampas wide, treeless plains of South America
Patagonia a sparsely populated region at the southern end of South America
States a politically organized territory
Created by: lcarson