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Paleolithic Age
also known as the old stone age it was the earliest period in human history, hunter and getherers
Africa
where earliest humans are believed to have lived
migration
moving from one place to another not all of the continents were settled at the same time
hunting and gethering
before farming, the way men got food
Neolithic Revolution
the change from hunting and gathering to herding and farming
continent
seven main land masses of the Earth
region
a man made geographical classification that divides the earthi into parts
latitude
measures distance north or south o the equator
longitude
meausres distance east or west of the Prime Meridian
equator
0 degrees latitude, divides the north and south
Prime Meridian
0 degrees longitude, divides the east and west
international dateline
180 degrees longitude, where one day changes to the next
hemispheres
half of the earth
cultural diffusion
the mixing or joining together of different customs, often creates a new culture
cultural diversity
different cultures living together but not mixing or etting along
name the eight elements of culture
society, art, geography, languange, religion, economy, politics, and customs
society
types of people in a culture
art
the way a culture expresses their ideas
geography
the land, location and natural resources of a culture
language
communication system of cultures
religion
organized beliefs and rituals of a group
economy
the way you get the things you need
politics
government and laws of a culture
customs
traditions of a culture
decades
10 years
centuries
100 years
bc
before christ
ad
anos domini "in the year of the lord"
ce
common era
bce
represents common era
australopicathines
"southern ape" a simple toolmaker with an opposable thumb
homo sapiens
wise human beings
two groups
homo sapiens sapiens and neanderthals
neanderthals
adapted to cold climates
civilization
highly organized community with advaced elements of culture
writing
using symbols to represent ideas
organized trade
trade within a culture and other cultures through accepted nouns
urban setting
many related people living together in one large planned community
specialized occupations
people who take on one specific job for the good of the community