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Unit one vocab

Location The site of an position place or thing
environment the surroundings in which animals,plants, or humans live
hunter-gather person who lives by hunting and gathering food rather than growing it
nomad person who moves place to place
archaeologist scientist who studies the physical remains of the past
artifact any object made or used my humans such as tools, pottery,bones, and shells
arid lacking enough water for things to grow
petroleum a type of oil that is the source of gasoline
drought a period of lower than normal precipitation
basin a sunken area in a plateau found between mountain ranges
elevation height above sea level
mesa a small, high plateau
butte a flat-topped hill, smaller than a mesa
agribusiness large-scale farming including production, processing, and distribution
erosion the wearing away of Earth's surface by the movement of wind, water, ice and gravity
shaman person believed to have the power to summon spirits and to heal the sick
Aquifers a layer of rock or gravel that absorbs rainfall and keeps it flowing underground
plain a large flat or nearly flat island
barrier island a narrow island between the mainland and the ocean
escarpment a steep slope or cliff
fault line a crack in earths surface caused by moving plates
plateau an area of high flat land
patrilineal referring to a group that traces kinship through the fathers line
tepee a portable home made of tanned bison hides fastened to a framework of poles
middle man a dealer or agent acting as a go-between for the producers of goods and retailers or consumers
adobe a mix or sun dried earth and straw used to build houses
confederacy a union of different groups
matrilineal referring to a group that traces kinship through the mothers line
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