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ss Unit 1, Chapter 1, Lesson 1

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Clovis
city in New Mexico where archaeologists found many early human-made objects
Tassili
an area in the North African country of Algeria; the site of ancient cave paintings
Beringia
a prehistoric "land bridge" that once connected Asia and North America
Monte Verde
site in Chile near where archaeologists found artifacts dating to 12,500 years ago
Topper site
a place in South Carolina where archaeologists found artifacts that were up to 18,000 years old
prehistory
long period of time before people developed systems of writing and written language
archaeology
the study of past cultures through the things that remain such as buildings, tools, or pottery
archaeologist
a scientist who uncovers evidence or proof from the past
artifact
objects made by people long ago
migrate
to move from one place to another
glacier
huge ice sheets
Ice Age
a period of time when glaciers covered great stretches of land