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Global unit 1

anthropology the study of the origins of human beginnings
archaeology the study of ancient cultures through artifacts
Charles Darwin Created the theory of evolution. His theory states that through time there has been a gradual change in living things from simple to complex.
civilization human society that has a culture, government, and industry
command economy government controls economy
creationism the belief that god created earth
cultural diffusion movement of customs or ideas from one place in the world to another through migration.
culture way of life
developing countries countries that are not yet industrialized, low standard of living
developed countries countries that are industrialized and have good economy, government, education, etc.
dictatorship government ruled by an individual who holds power, a dictator
economics Analyzing the consumption, distribution and production of goods and services
elements of culture Social Organizations, Customs and Traditions, Language, Arts and Literature, Forms of Government, Economic Systems, Religion.
ethnocentrism The belief that on culture or ethnic group is superior to others
evolution belief that species change over time
exact location uses latitude and longitude to determine a point on the earth's surface; also called absolute location
extended family People not from your immediate family living with you
geography The study of the Earth's natural features such as climate, soil, vegetation, ect. and how humans react with their environment
history The study of past events, people, or places
hominid any bipedal (walks on two legs) primate that is linked to the current human species (early humans)
homo sapien The current human species
longitude A geographic coordinate that specifies the east-west position of a point on the Earth's surface.
market economy Buying and selling goods and services, the people decide how to answer the economic questions.
mary leakey An archaeologist and anthropologist who made many major discoveries of the fossils of ancient hominids.
matriarchal hen the oldest woman of the house has the authority and power
mixed economy When the people and the government split control over economic decisions.
monarchy gov. ruled by king or queen
monotheism belief in one god
natural selection The process whereby organisms better adapted to their environment tend to survive and produce more offspring.
neolithic stone age new stone age
nomads A group of people who traveled around, didn't specifically settle anywhere
nuclear family A "normal" family consisting on a mom, dad and their children
paleolithic age old stone age
patriarchal male hods power and control of household
physical features land forms like deserts, mountains, and plains.
political science The study of government and political activity.
polytheism belief in many gods
relative location Location of a place in relation to another place
social class anking based on order of status
sociology the study of human society, behavior, and development
traditional economy Where the people of the nation produce most of what they need
world bank An international bank designed to give money to devoloping countries by giving them loans.
Created by: mgorcz