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SS Digging up past

prehistory period of time before people developed systems of writing and written language
archaeology study of past cultures through things that remain- buildings,tools, pottery
archaeologist scientist who uncovers evidence, or proof from the past
artifacts objects made by people long ago
migrate to move from one place to another as humans moved from East Africa to Europe thousands of years ago
Ice Age period of time when glaciers covered great stretches of the earth
glaciers huge ice sheets
Stone Age vast amount of time when humans relied primarily on stone tools *divided into two contrasting periods *Old Stone Age *New Stone Age
Old Stone Age *3.5 million years ago - 10,000 years ago*little progress was made in technology
technology the way humans produce the items they use
New Stone Age 10,000 years ago-5,000 years ago*improvement in technology and new techniques in stoneworking
domesticate taming of wild animals
harvest gathering plants and seeds
excavation site where arcaeologists dig up artifacts
agriculture raising of plants and animals for human use
surplus extra supply
nomads people who travel from place to place
social division a division of work in a village
climates average weather condition over a long period of time
carbon dating method to accurately determine the age of a living thing
culture the technology, customs, belief, and art of a group of people
anthropology study of how people have developed and live in cultured groups
landform a surface feature (hill, valley, mountain, plain)
geography study of relationship between physical features, climate and people
Late Stone age the end of the New Stone Age
diverse different people living together, each diverse group has it's own developing culture
Created by: jutobr