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Shows the symbols and colors used on the map, and what each one means; legend.
A scale model of Earth. It shows the actual shapes, sizes, and locations of Earth's landmasses and bodies of water.
Marks 0 degrees latitude and divides Earth into Northern and Southern Hemispheres.
Can be used to show direction (North, South, East, and West)
Drawings that show regions on flat surfaces.
Represents what a region looks like by showing its major physical features, such as hills, plains, etc. Elevation is shown by color and relief is shown by shading.
Shows political borders: continents, countries, and divisions within countries such as states or provinces.
Helps you find the actual distances in real life between points shown on a map.
Marks 0 degrees longitude and divides the globe into Eastern and Western Hemispheres.
Tells you the subject of the map.
Written and other recorded events of people.
The time before writing was invented
A scientist who examines objects to learn more about the human past.
Stories passed down by mouth.
The study of Earth's surface and the processes that shape it.
A person who has no settled home.
A modern human or member of an earlier group that may have included ancestors or relatives of modern humans.
Supplying land with water through a network of canals.
The Stone Age
A period of time during which hominids made lasting tools and weapons mainly from stone; the earliest known period of prehistoric culture.
To adapt wild plants or tame wild animals and breed them for human use.
More than is needed
A worker who is especially skilled at crafting items by hand.
A society with cities, a central government, job specialization, and social classes.
A group of people with similar backgrounds, incomes, and ways of living.
A professional writer.
A region in Southwest Asia; site of the first civilizations.
A city that is also a separate, independent state.
The belief in many gods.
A traditional story; in some cultures, a legend that explains peoples beliefs.
Many territories and people controlled by one government,
A group of travelers journeying together.
A market selling different kinds of goods.
A religion that developed in ancient Persia.
An organized group of laws and rules.
Groups of wedges and lines used to write several languages of the Fertile Crescent.
A set of symbols that represent that sounds of a language.
The belief in one god.
A time when there is so little food that many people starve.
To force someone to live in another country.
A binding agreement.
A religious teacher who is regarded as someone who speaks for God or for a god.
The scattering of people who have a common belief or background.
A large waterfall; any strong flood or rush of water.
A plain at the mouth of a river; formed when sediment is deposited by flowing water.
Fine soil found at the bottoms of rivers.
Producers of food and the size of their tribal or ethnic units increase accordingly.
The tile of the kings of ancient Egypt.
A series of rulers from the sane family or ethnic group.
Complete control over someone or something.
Someone who rules for a child until the child is old enough to rule.
A life after death.
A dead body preserved in lifelike condition.
A huge building with four sloping triangle shaped sides; built as royal tombs in Egypt.
The Great Pyramid
The tallest human-made structure in the world that is about 480 feet tall (147 meters), stood for more than 4,000 years, and is located in Giza.
Pictures and other written symbols that stand for ideas, things, or sounds.
An early form of paper made from a reed plant found in the marshy areas od the Nile delta; the plant used to make this paper.
A scientist who studies the stars and other objects in the sky.
A mineral or combination of minerals mined for the production of metals.
The region of ancient Nubia between the first and second Nile cataracts.
The region of ancient Nubia between the second and sixth Nile cataracts.
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