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APHG Ch.3

Chapter three key terms in text by HJ Blij/Alexander Murphy

TermDefinition
Agricultural Revolution 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.
Holocene epoch The most recent 12,000 years of Earth's history; the warm phase that followed the latest advance of the ice.
Glaciers Sheets of ice
Interglaciations An interglacial period; sustained warming phase between glacial advances during an ice age.
Paleolithic Period The Old Stone Age, the earliest period of human development; the earliest and longest stage of the Stone Age.
Stone Age The period marking when simple stone tools were made and fire was used.
Global Warming an increase in the average temperature of the earth's atmosphere (especially a sustained increase that causes climatic changes)
Domestication (Animal/Plant) The transformation of a wild animal or wild plant into a domesticated animal or a cultivated crop to gain control over food production.
Fertile Crescent 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.
Social Stratification A set of social data or layers.
The Ziggurat Tower of the great temple; the tallest structure in Mesopotamia at the time from 4100 B.P.
Deglaciation The withdrawal of an ice sheet from an area.
Climatic Region A region experiencing a fairly uniform climate according to specific criteria.
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