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SS Unit 1 Vocab

Chpt 1, 2

The Long period of time before people developed systems of writing and written language pre-history
The study of past cultures through the things that remain such as buildings, tools or pottery archaeology
A scientist who uncovers evidence, or proof from the past archaeologist
An object made by people long ago artifact
To move from one place to another migrate
A huge sheet of ice glacier
A period of time when glaciers covered the great stretches of the land Ice Age
To tame domesticate
to gather harvest
the raising of plants or animals for human use agriculture
an extra supply surplus
a person that travels from place to place without a permanent home nomad
a group that does a certain type of work social division
the average of weather conditions of a place over a long span of time climate
the period of time when humans relied primarily on stone tools stone age
the early, longer period of the stone age when little progress was made old stone age
the late period of the stone age when humans made great improvement in technology new stone age
the way in which individuls and groups react with their environment, including their technology, customs, beliefs, and art culture
the study of the relationship between physical features, climate and people geography
different diverse
the way that humans produce items they use technology
a site where archaeologists uncover artifacts excavation site
a method of estimating the age of something after it has died carbon dating
The Study of how people developed and live in cultural groups. Anthrolopology.
A surface feature such as a Vally, Plains, Hills, and Mountains. Landform
Groups of people who have complex and organized society within a culture. Civilization
Rich soil and its curved shape. Fertile and Fertile Crescent
An area of flat land bordered by two rivers called Tigris and Euphrates. Plain
A land between two rivers. Mesopotamian
An area of high flat fertile land. Plateau
Bringing water to crops. Irrigation
A city that is an individual unit, complete with its own form of government and traditions. City-State
An area of earths common physical features. Region
Pottery and weavers and craft makers. Artisans
In the south. Sumer
In the north. Akkad
Was a large city Sumerian city-state. Uruk
Consisted of a series of stacked rectangular plat forms that formed a huge pyramid-shaped structure. Ziggurat
An organized community with established rules and traditions. Society
The worship of many gods. Polytheism
A professional writer. Scribe
Wedged-shaped writing. Cuneiform
Defeated Conquered
A large community. Empire
Ruling family. Dynasty
An expanded territory. Assyria
Defeat of another group. Conquest
A city-state. Babylon
An empire Babylonia
A capital. Nineveh
An agreement. Covenant
The worship of only one god. Monotheism
The practice of one person owning another. Slavery
People that are born later in the same family. Descendants
Jewish Houses of worship. Synagogues
Exchange goods and services for others. Bart
Created by: Joshua Brown