SOL Vocabulary 1-20

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Homo Sapien

Early man who emerged in Africa between 100,000 and 400,000 years ago.

Hunter/Gatherers

Interelated groups that survived by following and finding food.

Nomadic

Wandering lifestyle following food and water.

Simple Tools

Items such as sticks or rocks used to accomplish work.

Clans

Interrelated groups of people.

Paleolithic Age

Era characterized by living in clans, oral language, use of fire, cave art, and simple tools.

Artifacts

Man made objects used by archaeologists to determine how earlier peoples lived.

Neolithic Age

Era characterized by development of agriculture, domesticated plants and animals, complex tools, pottery, and weaving.

Settled agriculture

Living in one place and raising food.

Domestication of plants and animals

The taming of plants and animals.

Complex/Advanced tools

Tools that require reshaping or combining parts to complete work

Archaeologist

Person who analyzes artifacts and fossils to determine past human events.

fossil

Animal and plant matter which has been preserved in nature.

Carbon dating

METHOD OF TELLING THE APPROXIMATE AGE OF AN ARTIFACT OR FOSSIL.

STONEHENGE

15. GIANT CIRCLES OF STONE IN ENGLAND PROBABLY USED FOR RELIGIOUS CEREMONIES

NEOLITHIC REVOLUTION

SHIFT FROM HUNTER/GATHERER SOCIETIES TO SETTLED AGRICULTURE.

BRONZE AGE

TOOL AGE FOLLOWING THE STONE AGE.

CRADLE OF CIVILIZATION

TERM DESCRIBING RIVERS VALLEYS AS THE BEGINNING OF CIVILIZATION.

POLYTHEISM

BELIEF IN MORE THAN ONE GOD.

CULTURE

THE WAY IN WHICH PEOPLE LIVE INCLUDING ART, SCIENCE, AND GOVERNMENT.

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