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AP World History Chapter 1
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End of Great Ice Age
First potter's wheel.
era of Neolithic revolution
rise of Catal Huyuk
transition to use of bronze
agricultural development reaches west Africa
hunting and gathering
The process of living that involves hunting for meat, gathering edible produce, and traveling frequently.
The New stone age which went from about 8000 B.C to 3000 B.C. People who lived during this learned to polish stone tools, make pottery, grow crops, and raise animals.
the attitudes and behavior that are characteristic of a particular social group or organization
an unofficial association of people or groups
refers to the pattern in which married couples live with or near the wives' parents
One of first true cities in history, created in the Neolithic Era in 6500 to 5500 BC, from which were created agriculture, trading, temples, housing, and religions
a period of human culture between the Stone Age and the Iron Age, characterized by the use of weapons and implements made of bronze
slash and burn agriculture
a farming technique in which trees are cut down and burned to clear and fertilize the land
king of the Babylonian empire; creator of the Code of Hammurabi, one of the world's oldest codes of law.
Series of tribes from southern Russia who, over a period of millennia, embarked on a series of migrations from India through western Europe; their greatest legacy was the broad distribution of Indo-European languages throughout Eurasia.
a society in an advanced state of social development (e.g., with complex legal and political and religious organizations)
people with no permanent home; move from place to place in search of food,
A species of the creatures Hominid who have larger brains and to which humans belong, dependent of language and usage of tools.
occurred between 8000 and 5000 B.C.E.; transition from hunting and gathering to sedentary agriculture
based on or tracing descent through the female line
the shift from hunting of animals and gathering of food to the keeping of animals and the growing of food on a regular basis around 8,000 BC
the taming of animals for human use, such as work or as food
an ancient empire of Mesopotamia in the Euphrates River valley. It flourished under Hammurabi and Nebuchadnezzar II but declined after 562 B.C. and fell to the Persians in 539.
Site of one of the great cities of the Indus Valley civilization of the third millennium B.C.E. It was located on the northwest frontier of the zone of cultivation , and may have been a center for the acquisition of raw materials.
first civilization located between the Tigris & Eurphrates Rivers in present day Iraq; term means "land between the rivers;" Sumerian culture
second part of the Stone Age beginning about 750,00 to 500,000 years BC and lasting until the end of the last ice age about 8,500 years BC
a member of an uncivilized people
type of Homo sapiens; lived from 100,000 BC to 30,000 BC; made tools and animal skin clothes; first people to bury the dead
Preagriculture culture; located in present-day Israel, Jordan, and Lebanon; practiced the collection of naturally present barley and wheat to supplement game; typified by large settlement sites.
A type of agricultural activity based on nomadic animal husbandry or the raising of livestock to provide food, clothing, and shelter.
Oldest Neolithic community in the West Bank between Israel and Jordan
A process in which people are set apart for differential treatment by virtue of their statuses, roles, and other social characteristics
pictographic characters grouped together to create new concepts; typical of Chinese writing
the imperial dynasty ruling China from about the 18th to the 12th centuries BC
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