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9th Grade Chapter 1

Toward Civilization

Political unit that includes a city and its surrounding lands. City-State
Poeple gave up nomadic life and settled down to farm. Neolithic Period
People who move from place to place in search of food. Nomad
The study of people. their environment, and resources available to them. Geography
Why is geography important to history? It shows connections between people places and events.
The skills and tools people use to meet their basic needs. Technology
The study of ways of life of early people through examinations of their physical remains. Archaeology
Spread of ideas, customs, and technology from one people to another. Cultural Diffusion
Study how people lived in the past by studying written evidence. Historians
Large pices of ice. Glacier
Objects made by people such as tools, weapons, pottery, clothing, and jewerly. Artifact
A long period of time before people invented a system of writing. Prehistory
Pople gave up nomadic life and settled down to farm. New Stone Age
Earliest period of human history. Paleolithic Age
Neolithic Revolution The changing from hunting and food gathering to farming.
A system of managing governemnt through departments run by appointed officials. Bureaucracy
Belief in many gods. Polytheistic
Created by: agraffeo