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SOL Vocabulary 1-20

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Homo Sapien
Early man who emerged in Africa between 100,000 and 400,000 years ago.
Hunter/Gatherers
Interelated groups that survived by following and finding food.
Nomadic
Wandering lifestyle following food and water.
Simple Tools
Items such as sticks or rocks used to accomplish work.
Clans
Interrelated groups of people.
Paleolithic Age
Era characterized by living in clans, oral language, use of fire, cave art, and simple tools.
Artifacts
Man made objects used by archaeologists to determine how earlier peoples lived.
Neolithic Age
Era characterized by development of agriculture, domesticated plants and animals, complex tools, pottery, and weaving.
Settled agriculture
Living in one place and raising food.
Domestication of plants and animals
The taming of plants and animals.
Complex/Advanced tools
Tools that require reshaping or combining parts to complete work
Archaeologist
Person who analyzes artifacts and fossils to determine past human events.
fossil
Animal and plant matter which has been preserved in nature.
Carbon dating
METHOD OF TELLING THE APPROXIMATE AGE OF AN ARTIFACT OR FOSSIL.
STONEHENGE
15. GIANT CIRCLES OF STONE IN ENGLAND PROBABLY USED FOR RELIGIOUS CEREMONIES
NEOLITHIC REVOLUTION
SHIFT FROM HUNTER/GATHERER SOCIETIES TO SETTLED AGRICULTURE.
BRONZE AGE
TOOL AGE FOLLOWING THE STONE AGE.
CRADLE OF CIVILIZATION
TERM DESCRIBING RIVERS VALLEYS AS THE BEGINNING OF CIVILIZATION.
POLYTHEISM
BELIEF IN MORE THAN ONE GOD.
CULTURE
THE WAY IN WHICH PEOPLE LIVE INCLUDING ART, SCIENCE, AND GOVERNMENT.