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Chapter 1-3

Vocab for chapter 1-3 (Tx History)

Drought A period of lower than normal precipitation.
Maquiladora Factory in Mexico that assembles parts made in the united states and elsewhere into products for export.
petrolium A type of oil that is the source of gasoline
Arid Lacking enough water for things to grow
Elevation Height above sea level
Basin A sunken area in a plateau found between mountain ranges.
Matrilineal Referring to a group that traces kinship through the mother's lineage.
Confederacy A union of different groups
Shaman Person who believed to have the power to summon spirits and heal the sick.
Hunter-Gatherers Person who lives by hunting and gathering food, rather than growing it.
Artifacts Any object made or used by humans such as tools, pottery, bones, and shells
Archaeologist Scientist who studies the physical remains of the past.
Nomads A person who moves from place to place
Adobe A mix of sun-dried earth and straw used to build houses.
Patrilineal Referring to a group that traces kinship through the father's lineage.
Tepee A portable home made of tanned bison hides fastened to a framework of poles.
Middleman A dealer or agent acting as a go-between for the producers of goods and retailers or consumers.
Rural Of or about the countryside
Primary Source A document or object written or created during the time of an event.
Plain A large area of flat, or nearly flat, land.
Landform A natural feature of the land
Environment The surroundings in which people, plants, or animals live
Decade A period of ten years
Plateau An area of high flat land
Era A period of time noted for its events, people, or other characteristics.
Absolute Chronology order of events by date.
Climate A general weather pattern of a place overtime.
Urban Of or about the city
Fault Line A crack in Earth's surface caused by moving plates.
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