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8-1.1- 8-1.4 SS Vocab

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Indigenous cultures
a culture group that constitutes the original inhabitants of a territory
Prehistory
time before written history
Artifact
an object made by human beings; often refers to a primitive tool or other relic from an earlier period
Anthropologist
scientist who studies the physical characteristics and cultures of humans and their ancestors
Archaeologist
a person who studies the material remains of a culture to learn about that society (artifacts, ecofacts).
Culture
life-style of way of life of a group or community of people; sometimes refers to the art, music and literature of a particular society, A.K.A high culture
Projectile Point
A triangular-shaped sharp-tipped flaked tool that was originally attached to a wooden shaft. Examples include arrowheads, harpoon heads, dart tips, and spear points. They range in size and shape.
Cherokee
Three native american tribes that had the same influence on colonial SC. The Catawba and Cherokee tribes were part of the Iroquoian language group and were located in the N.W parts of the state. The Yamassees were part of the Muskogean language group and settled in the southern areas of SC
Catawba
Three native american tribes that had the same influence on colonial SC. The Catawba and Cherokee tribes were part of the Iroquoian language group and were located in the N.W parts of the state. The Yamassees were part of the Muskogean language group and settled in the southern areas of SC
Yemassee
Three native american tribes that had the same influence on colonial SC. The Catawba and Cherokee tribes were part of the Iroquoian language group and were located in the N.W parts of the state. The Yamassees were part of the Muskogean language group and settled in the southern areas of SC
Confederation
the act of forming an alliance or confederation
Subsistence farmer
a farmer who only grows enough food for themselves (and their family) and for local use
Ritual
a set form or system of rites, religous or otherwise
Wigwam
a native American lodge frequently having an oval shape and covered with bark or hides