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Early Humans Vocabulary

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Prehistory
what historians call the time before there was writing
Paleolithic Age
the first part of the Stone Age (or Old Stone Age)
Hunter-Gatherer
people who hunt animals and gather wild plant, seeds, fruits, and nuts to survive.
Migration
relocating to a new region
Neolithic Age
the New Stone Age that began as early as 10,000 years ago in Southwest Asia
Domestication
process of changing plants or animals to make them more useful to humans
Agriculture
farming
Primary Source
document or artifact created by a person who witnessed a historical event
Secondary Source
work produced about a historical event by someone not actually there
Nomads
members of a group of people who have no set home, but move from place to place
Religion
worship of God, gods, or spirits
Technology
people's application of knowledge, tools, and inventions to meet their needs
irrigation
watering dry land by using ditches
surplus
amount produced in excess of what is needed
specialization
skill in one type of work
artisans
people trained in a particular skill
social class
group of people with similar customs, backgrounds, training, and income
government
organization set up to make and enforce rules for a society
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