18 terms

Early Humans Vocabulary

Beck Team 3 Humanities grade 6
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history
The story of the past; examining daily life and major events that changed the world.
historians
People who study the past.
historians
people who study the past
oral tradition
passing on history by word of mouth
artifact
an object made by someone in the past that we study in order to understand their culture
primary sources
materials created during the time period that you are studying
secondary sources
records of the past based on studies of primary sources (i.e. textbooks)
archaeology
study of the remains of past cultures
prehistory
the time before writing was developed
hunter-gatherers
early humans hunted animals and/or gathered plants for food
agriculture
raising crops and animals for human use
domesticate
train something (plants or animals) to be useful to people
surplus
extra supply of something (like food).
specialization
people who have a specific job that they are trained for
civilization
a culture (community) that has developed systems of specialization, religion, learning, and government.
trade
exchange of goods
time line
a diagram that shows when things took place in a given time period
circa
about