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Chapter three key terms in text by HJ Blij/Alexander Murphy
|The revolutionary transformation of agricultural practices, systems, and productions.
|Late Cenozoic Age
|The last great ice age that ended 10,000 years ago; spanned the entire Pleistocene epoch.
|The most recent 12,000 years of Earth's history; the warm phase that followed the latest advance of the ice.
|Sheets of ice
|An interglacial period; sustained warming phase between glacial advances during an ice age.
|The Old Stone Age, the earliest period of human development; the earliest and longest stage of the Stone Age.
|The period marking when simple stone tools were made and fire was used.
|an increase in the average temperature of the earth's atmosphere (especially a sustained increase that causes climatic changes)
|The transformation of a wild animal or wild plant into a domesticated animal or a cultivated crop to gain control over food production.
|The crescent-shaped zone of productive lands extending from near southeastern Mediterranean coast through Lebanon and Syria to the alluvial lowlands of Mesopotamia; Where the First Agricultural Revolution occurred.
|A set of social data or layers.
|Tower of the great temple; the tallest structure in Mesopotamia at the time from 4100 B.P.
|The withdrawal of an ice sheet from an area.
|A region experiencing a fairly uniform climate according to specific criteria.