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Benchmark 2

Old Stone Age-Ancient Egypt

Paleolithic Old stone aged people
Neolithic New stone aged people
Agriculture To use land to grow food
Hunter-gatherer People who roamed the land hunting for food and gathering plants
fertile good ability to produce new crops
archaeologist a person who studies ancient ruins
surplus having more than you need
specialization when people train to do a specific job such as making pottery or sewing clothes
technology advancements in the way things are done to make a job easier to do.
artifact an object from the past that can be studied to find out how people lived during a particular time in history
religion a set of beliefs held by a group of people
historian a person who records history
geographer a person who studies geography (land)
archaeologist a person who studies the objects/artifacts left by people in the past
pyramid a tomb where ancient leaders were buried
tomb a burial chamber
polytheism the belief in MANY gods
monotheism the belief in ONE god
Menes An Egyptian pharaoh known for uniting Upper and Lower Egypt
Hatsheput a FEMALE Egyptian pharaoh who was known for going on many quests to bring back riches such as gold and tigers.
economy the way a group of people manage their riches
Rosetta Stone A large stone that enabled historians to translate and unlock the Egyptian language of hieroglyphics
scribe a person close to the pharaoh who wrote down important information
delta a fan shaped area in the land where planting was best
silt a dark fertilizer that made planting successful
shaduf a large tool with a bucket that helped the Egyptian farmers carry water from the Nile River to their irrigation canals.
hieroglyphics the written symbols that the Egyptians wrote down to record their important information
social pyramid the hierarchy of people in a group of people. In ancient Egypt the Pharaoh was at the top and slaves were at the bottom.
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