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Social Study 2

Chapter 2 Test

artifact An object made or used by a human being in the past
atlatl A tool used to throw spears farther and faster
petroglyph Picture engravings in stone
Prehistoric Before written time
shell midden A pile of bones and shells
wampum Small shells or beads
primary source An artifact and documents that contain clues about the people who made or used them
secondary source Documents that are made after an event has occurred
ocher Powdered iron ore
totem An animal used as a symbol for a Native American clan
Paleo-Indians The makers of atlatls
Ice Age Land Bridge Reached across the Pacific Ocean connecting Alaska and Asia
Christopher Columbus The first person to sail to the New Land
Archaic Indians Made nets and net sinkers for fishing
Red Paint People The fishers of swordfish
Augustus Hamlin Wrote a book about the carvings he found near the Oregon River
European Explorers Were the first to keep written documents on Maine
Five Major Historic Tribes
Wabanaki Tribe The last tribe of Maine. Was made up of five smaller tribes
Summer A time for fishing and trading
Winter A time for a great feast followed by trying to fond food for the winter
Spring A time for fishing for the men and farming for the women
Fall A time for harvesting for the women and hunting for the men and older boys