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The American Journey

"DMS" The American Journey Ch. 1

archeology study of past places and artifacts (things) people left behind
artifact tool, pottery, paintings, weapons, building, and household items left behind by early people
ice age periods of very cold temperatures when part of the earth was covered with large ice sheets
nomads people who move from place to place
migration a movement of a large number of people
maize early form of corn
carbon dating measuring the amount of radioactive carbon in something that was once alive in order to tell approximately how long ago it lived
culture way of life of different groups of people
civilization highly developed societies
theocracy society ruled by religious leaders
hieroglyphics a form of writing that uses symbols or pictures to represent things, ideas, and sounds
terraces platforms cut into steep slopes so crops can be planted
pueblo villages
drought long periods of time with little rainfall, so crops dry up
adobe type of sundried mud brick used to build homes
federations governments that linked different groups with formal law codes
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