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Prehistory

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domesticate
to tame; to bring plants or animals under human control
nomad
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
geography
the study of the earth's surface, climate, continents, countries, peoples, industries, and products.
oral traditions
stories passed down by word of mouth
archaeologist
a scientist who examines objects to learn about the human past
prehistory
the time before written records
history
all that is remembered of the past as preserved in writing
irrigation
supplying dry land with water by means of ditches etc
surplus
a quantity much larger than is needed
artisan
one able to do skilled work with the hands; a craftsperson
civilization
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