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Artifact human made object, such as a tool, weapon, or piece of jewelry
Culture A persons unique way of life, as shown by its tools, customs, arts and ideas
Hominid A member of a biological group including human beings and related species that walk upright
Paleolithic Age A prehistoric age that lasted from about 2,500,000 to 8000 BC during which people made use of crude tools and weapons
Neolithic age a prehistoric period that began about 8000 BC and in some areas ended 3000 B, during which people learned to polish stone tools, make pottery, grow crops, and raise animals also called the stone age
Technology the ways in which people apply knowledge, tools, and inventions to meet their needs
Homo- sapiens the biological species in which human beings belong
Nomad A member of a group that has no permanent home, wandering from place to place in search of food and water
Neolithic Revolution the major change in human life caused by the beginning of farming. This is a shift of food gathering to food producing
Slash and burn farming farming method in which people clear the fields by cutting and burning trees and grasses, the ashes in which serve to fertilize the soil
domestication the taming of animals for human use
Civilization the form of culture characterized by cities, specialized, complex institutions record keeping, and advanced technology
Artisan a skilled worker, such as a weaver or potter, who makes goods by hand
cuneiform a system of writing with wedge shaped symbols, invented by the sumerians around 3000 BC
Barter a form of trade in which people exchange goods and services without the use of money
Ziggurat a tiered, pyramid shaped structure that formed part of a summerian temple
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