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Broad Spectrum Diet
Including many things in a diet
Egalitarian
No person is better than another
Domestication
Selecting plants and animals for human use
Pastoral nomads
People who rely on domesticated plants & animals for food and move to find grasslands
Specialization
People becoming experts at one job
Social stratification
Division into social groups
Polis
Greek word for City-state
Neolithic era
New Stone Age
Patriarchy
Men have power and influence
Matriarchy
Women have power and influence
City-state
City that is independent & has its own government
Theocracy
Government controlled by religious leaders
Sedentary
Living or staying in one place
Monotheism
Religion only has 1 God/godess
Polytheism
Religion that has 2+ gods/goddesses
Empire
A political unit with 1 government & many states
Neolithic Revoultion
Shift from gathering and hunting to farming
Hereditary
Passed through family, usually from parent to child
Mandate of Heaven
Theory of divine kingship (China)
Filial piety
Respect shown to eldest male
Bureaucracy
Group of people help run government; chosen by ruler
Monarchy
Form of government with only 1 ruler; hereditary
Philosophy
The study of ideas about knowledge, truth, etc.
Satrapy
State in Persia
Religion
Organized system of beliefs
Satrap
Government in Persia
State
A political unit with 1 goverment, usually with multiple cities
Dynasty
A family of rulers who control; hereditary
Acropolis
Walled area at top of hill in Polis (safe house)
Aristocracy
Elite/upper class in society; hereditary
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