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Stone Age vocabulary - week 1

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famine
a severe shortage of food (as through crop failure) resulting in violent hunger and starvation and death
Cro-magnon Man
an early type of modern man
Homo sapiens
Human kind
C.E.
common era
primates
Members of the order of mammals includes monkeys, apes, and humans
B.C.
Before christ
A.D.
After Death
B.C.E.
before common era
agriculture
the practice of cultivating the land or raising stock
artisans
skilled workers who make goods by hand
Neanderthals
early people who lived during the Old Stone Age
domesticate
to tame animals and plants for human use
hominid
an early ancestor of humans
artifact
an object made by human beings; often refers to a primitive tool or other relic from an earlier period
archeologists
scientist who study human artifacts to learn about past cultures
anthropology
the social science that studies the origins and social relationships of human beings
Neolithic Revolution
the shift from hunting of animals and gathering of food to the keeping of animals and the growing of food on a regular basis around 8,000 BC
Stone Age
(archeology) the earliest known period of human culture, characterized by the use of stone implements
history
the discipline that records and interprets past events involving human beings
pre-history
the time during the development of human culture before the appearance of the written word
culture
a particular society at a particular time and place
civilization
a society in an advanced state of social development (e.g., with complex legal and political and religious organizations)
irrigation
supplying dry land with water by means of ditches etc