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to tame; to bring plants or animals under human control


person who moves from place to place in search of food; no permanent settlement

Stone Age

(archeology) the earliest known period of human culture, characterized by the use of stone implements


the study of the earth's surface, climate, continents, countries, peoples, industries, and products.

oral traditions

stories passed down by word of mouth


a scientist who examines objects to learn about the human past


the time before written records


all that is remembered of the past as preserved in writing


supplying dry land with water by means of ditches etc


a quantity much larger than is needed


one able to do skilled work with the hands; a craftsperson


a society with cities, a central government, job specialization, and social classes

social class

a group of people with similar backgrounds, incomes, and ways of living

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