An artifact from the time eg. diary
A description of an event made after it happened eg. a history textbook
The time before written records were kept
The study of past civilizations through what they left behind
Objects used by people of the past.
Old stone age
The way the Abenaki described why things in nature are the way they are.
The houses built by the original settlers in Vermont
More elegant than a log cabin, these were built later in Vermont's history when the settlers wanted something more like home
The act of cutting three inches into a tree all around so it will die.
The act of pulling up old tree roots, often used as fences
A chemical derived from the ashes of burnt trees
The person who looked over land and decided where the boundaries are.
Someone who decided who got what piece of land
an amount of land
Chains and Links
The units of measurement used in defining lots.
Governor of NH at the time of the Land Grant debate.
Leader of the Allen brothers
War that made America
Process of removing ores and rock from the earth, harmful to the environment
forestry/logging practice in which most or all trees in a harvest area are cut down, used on farm lands in VT
Started the Merino Sheep craze
a popular sheep in early VT, population once outnumbered humans
Caused the bust of merino sheep because it was cheaper to buy from the west
Boom and Bust
Rise in an economy, followed by a downturn as the economy falls due to items losing value. This is a cycle that the merino sheep followed.
Saved VT farmers, not harmful to land
After the merino sheep craze, many farmers did this because of low wool prices.
one sign that a pasture used to be in the area
Large tree in the middle of smaller trees
The Webb Family
former owners of shelburne farms