Chapter 1: Human Origins
Chapter 1 vocab, Peopling of the World, Grade 9 World HIstory
human-made objects such as tools and jewelry.
a people's unique way of life.
Humans and other creatures that walk upright.
Earlier part of the Stone Age, also called the Old Stone Age, lasted from 2.5 million to 8,000 B.C.
Later part of the Stone Age, also called the New Stone Age, lasted from 8,000 B.C. to around 3,000 B.C.
ways of applying knowledge, tools and inventions to meet their needs.
the species name for modern human beings.
highly mobile people who moved from place to place searching for new sources of food.
An agricultural revolution that shifted from food-gathering to food-producing. Est. 10,000 years ago.
Slash and Burn Farming
farming method in which cut trees or grasses were burned to clear a field. Ashes that remained fertilized the soil.
taming of animals
Five characteristics of a Civilization
advanced cities, specialized workers, complex institutions, record keeping, advanced technology.
skilled workers who made goods by hand
professional record keepers
Sumerians invented this system of writing
period used to describe when people began using bronze rather than copper and stone to fashion tools and weapons.
One of the earliest cities in Sumer.
way of trading goods and services without money.
pyramid shaped monument that means "mountain of god"