Early Humans Vocabulary

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Beck Team 3 Humanities grade 6

history

The story of the past; examining daily life and major events that changed the world.

historians

People who study the past.

historians

people who study the past

oral tradition

passing on history by word of mouth

artifact

an object made by someone in the past that we study in order to understand their culture

primary sources

materials created during the time period that you are studying

secondary sources

records of the past based on studies of primary sources (i.e. textbooks)

archaeology

study of the remains of past cultures

prehistory

the time before writing was developed

hunter-gatherers

early humans hunted animals and/or gathered plants for food

agriculture

raising crops and animals for human use

domesticate

train something (plants or animals) to be useful to people

surplus

extra supply of something (like food).

specialization

people who have a specific job that they are trained for

civilization

a culture (community) that has developed systems of specialization, religion, learning, and government.

trade

exchange of goods

time line

a diagram that shows when things took place in a given time period

circa

about

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