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Ch 1 - The Peopling of the World
Terms in this set (28)
human-made objects, such as tools and jewelry. These items might hint at how people dressed, what work they did, or how they worshiped.
specially trained scientist who works like detectives to uncover the story of prehistoric peoples
a people's unique way of life
How culture is learned
Media, Family, Government, Religion, Friends, School, workplace.
Humans and other creatures that walk upright, such as australopithecines
Old Stone Age, lasted from about 2.5 million to 8000 B.C.
New Stone Age, began about 8000 B.C. and ended as early as 3000 B.C.
ways of applying knowledge, tools, and inventions to meet a need.
"man of skill"
highly mobile people who moved from place to place searcing for new food sources.
Nomadic group whose food supply depends on hunting animals and collecting plant foods
The agricultural revolution, the shift from food-gathering to food-producing.
Causes of the Agricultural Revolution
Climate change which led to rising temperatures.
cut trees or grasses and burned them to clear a field. Ashes that remained fertilized the soil.
taming of animals.
agricultural village known as the "forked mound." Located on a fertile plain in south-central Turkey and showed benefits of settled life and varied cultural life.
often defined as a complex culture with five characteristics: (1) advanced cities, (2) specialized workers, (3) complex institutions, (4) record keeping, and (5) advanced technology.
the development of skills in a specific kind of
skilled workers who make
goods by hand
a long-lasting pattern of organization in a community
or professional record keepers
a system of writing used at Sumer.
refers to the time when people began using bronze, rather than copper and stone, to fashion tools and weapons. Began in Sumer around 3000 B.C.
A way of trading goods and services without money.
pyramid-shaped monument known as a "mountain of god" found in Sumer.
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